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Federal Signal UltraVoicetm

Electronic Siren Controllers

Control Unit / Battery Box


INSTALLATION and OPERATION
INSTRUCTIONS
255354P
8/07

Copyright 2007 Federal Signal Corporation

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Installation and Operation Manual

SAFETY NOTICES
Peoples lives depend on your selection of suitable equipment and installation sites and
your safe installation, service, and operation of our products. Federal Signal recommends the
following publications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance with
planning an outdoor warning system: 1. The Outdoor Warning Guide (CPG 1-17), 2. Civil
Preparedness, Principles of Warning (CPG 1-14), 3. FEMA-REP-1, Appendix 3 (Nuclear Plant
Guideline), and 4. FEMA-REP-10 (Nuclear Plant Guideline). Contact Federal Warning Systems
Customer Care Center at: http://www.federalwarningsystems.com or 1-800-524-3021 for
further information about these publications.
It is important to read, understand and follow all instructions shipped with this product. In addition,
listed below are some other important safety instructions and precautions you should follow.
PLANNING

If suitable warning equipment is not selected, the installation site for the siren is not selected
properly or the siren is not installed properly, it may not produce the intended optimum audible
warning. Follow Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommendations.

If sirens are not activated in a timely manner when an emergency condition exists, they cannot
provide the intended audible warning. It is imperative that knowledgeable people, who are
provided with the necessary information, are available at all times to authorize the activation of
the sirens.

When sirens are used out of doors, people indoors may not be able to hear the warning
signals. Separate warning devices or procedures may be needed to effectively warn people
indoors.

The sound output of sirens is capable of causing permanent hearing damage. To prevent
excessive exposure, carefully plan siren placement, post warnings, and restrict access to areas
near sirens.

Activating the sirens may not result in people taking the desired actions if those to be warned
are not properly trained about the meaning of siren sounds. Siren users should follow FEMA
recommendations and instruct those to be warned of correct actions to be taken.

A siren that does not work will not provide any warning. After installation, service, or
maintenance, test the siren system to confirm that it is operating properly. Test the system
regularly to confirm that it will be operational in an emergency.

If future service and operating personnel do not have these instructions to refer to, the siren
system may not provide the intended audible warning and service personnel may be exposed
to death, permanent hearing loss, or other bodily injury. File these instructions in a safe place
and refer to them periodically. Give a copy of these instructions to new recruits and trainees.
Also give a copy to anyone who is going to service or repair the siren.

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SAFETY NOTICES
Peoples lives depend on your safe installation, service and operation of our products. It is
important to read, understand and follow all instructions shipped with this product. In addition,
listed below are some other important safety instructions and precautions you should follow:
INSTALLATION & SERVICE

Electrocution or severe personal injury can occur when performing various installation and
service functions such as making electrical connections, drilling holes, or lifting equipment.
Therefore experienced electricians in accordance with national, state and any other electrical
codes having jurisdiction should perform installation. All work should be performed under the
direction of the installation or service crew safety foreman.

The sound output of sirens is capable of causing permanent hearing damage. To prevent
excessive exposure, carefully plan siren placement, post warnings and restrict access to areas
near the sirens. Sirens may be operated from remote control points. Whenever possible,
disconnect all siren power including batteries before working near the siren.

After installation or service, test the siren system to confirm that it is operating properly. Test
the system regularly to confirm that it will be operational in an emergency.

If future service personnel do not have these warnings and all other instructions shipped with
the equipment to refer to, the siren system may not provide the intended audible warning and
service personnel may be exposed to death, permanent hearing loss, or other bodily injury.
File these instructions in a safe place and refer to them periodically. Give a copy of these
instructions to new recruits and trainees. Also, give a copy to anyone who is going to service
or repair the sirens. For additional copies, call the Federal Warning Systems Customer Care
Center at 800-524-3021 or write to them at 2645 Federal Signal Drive, University Park, IL
60466.
OPERATION

Failure to understand the capabilities and limitations of your siren system could result in
permanent hearing loss, other serious injuries or death to persons too close to the sirens when
you activate them or to those you need to warn. Carefully read and thoroughly understand all
safety notices in this manual and all operations-related-items in all instruction manuals shipped
with equipment. Thoroughly discuss all contingency plans with those responsible for warning
people in your community, company, or jurisdiction.

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Limited Warranty
The Federal Warning Systems Division of Federal Signal Corporation warrants each new
product to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service,
for a period of two years on parts replacement and factory-performed labor (one year for
Informer, EAS, and Federal software products) from the date of delivery to the first userpurchaser. Federal Warning Systems warrants every 2001 & Eclipse Siren (Top of pole
only) to be free from defects in material, per our standard warranty, under normal use and
service for a period of five years on parts replacement.
During this warranty period, the obligation of Federal is limited to repairing or replacing, as
Federal may elect, any part or parts of such product which after examination by Federal
discloses to be defective in material and/or workmanship.
Federal will provide warranty for any unit which is delivered, transported prepaid, to the
Federal factory or designated authorized warranty service center for examination and such
examination reveals a defect in material and/or workmanship.
This warranty does not cover travel expenses, the cost of specialized equipment for gaining
access to the product, or labor changes for removal and re-installation of the product. The
Federal Signal Corporation warranty shall not apply to components or accessories that have
a separate warranty by the original manufacturer, such as, but not limited to, batteries.
Federal will provide on-site warranty service during the first 60-days after the completion of
the installation, when Federal has provided a turn-key installation including optimization
and/or commissioning services.
This warranty does not extend to any unit which has been subjected to abuse, misuse,
improper installation or which has been inadequately maintained, nor to units which have
problems related to service or modification at any facility other than Federal factory or
authorized warranty service centers. Moreover, Federal shall have no liability with respect to
defects arising in Products through any cause other than ordinary use (such as, for example,
accident, fire, lightning, water damage, or other remaining acts of god).
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL FEDERAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF ANY SUCH DEFECT IN MATERIAL WORKMANSHIP.

2645 Federal Signal Drive, University Park, IL 60466


Phone: (800) 524-3021 Fax: (708) 534-4865
Website: http://www.federalwarningsystems.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section

Page

SECTION I - GENERAL DESCRIPTION


1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

Introduction............................................................................................................... 8
Configuration ......................................................................................................... 10
User Programs ....................................................................................................... 11
Programming Methods .......................................................................................... 13
Status Monitoring ................................................................................................... 13

SECTION II - SPECIFICATIONS
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15

Electrical ................................................................................................................ 14
Charger .................................................................................................................. 14
Battery ................................................................................................................... 15
Serial & I2C Port .................................................................................................... 15
Radio Communication ........................................................................................... 16
Signaling Format .................................................................................................... 17
Relay Output .......................................................................................................... 17
600-Ohm Balanced Line Port ................................................................................ 17
Remote Activation, Sensor, and Direction Inputs ................................................... 17
Front Panel Controls, Jacks, Switches and Indicators ........................................... 18
Expansion Slot ....................................................................................................... 19
I2C ......................................................................................................................... 19
Audio Output to Amplifiers ..................................................................................... 20
Audio Power Amplifier Modules Model (UV400) .................................................... 20
Environmental ........................................................................................................ 21
Physical ................................................................................................................. 21

SECTION III - ELECTRONIC SIREN CONTROL OPERATION


3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10

Hardware General Description .............................................................................. 22


Manual Activation .................................................................................................. 22
Local Public Address ............................................................................................. 23
Relay Output .......................................................................................................... 23
600-Ohm Input ....................................................................................................... 23
24 VDC Supply ...................................................................................................... 23
Remote Landline Activation ................................................................................... 23
Sensor Inputs ........................................................................................................ 24
Isolated Supply ...................................................................................................... 25
Rotation Sensor ..................................................................................................... 25
Battery Charger ..................................................................................................... 25

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SECTION IV - SYSTEM PLANNING
4.0
4.1

Control Unit ............................................................................................................ 26


Siren and Control Location .................................................................................... 26

SECTION V - INSTALLATION
5.0
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7

Siren Controller Installation .................................................................................... 27


Electrical Connections ........................................................................................... 32
Other Connection Options ..................................................................................... 39
Control Unit Connector Configuration .................................................................... 39
Yagi Antenna Installation ....................................................................................... 46
Final VSWR Tuning ............................................................................................... 46
Mount Yagi Antenna .............................................................................................. 47
OMNI Antenna Installation ..................................................................................... 47

SECTION VI - PRE-OPERATION CHECKOUT AND TEST


6.0
6.1

Amplifier and Speaker Pre-Operation Checkout .................................................... 51


Initial Checkout ...................................................................................................... 52

SECTION VII - MAINTENANCE


7.0
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7

General .................................................................................................................. 55
Control Unit Preventive Maintenance .................................................................... 55
General Maintenance ............................................................................................ 56
Adjustment Procedure for 2005026,2005027 or 2005240 1-Way Radio Receiver . 57
Adjustment Procedure for a Two-Way Radio Receiver .......................................... 61
600-Ohm Adjustment Procedure for Activation Audio ............................................ 61
600-Ohm Adjustment Procedure for External Audio Source .................................. 62
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................... 63

SECTION VIII - OPTIONS


8.0
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
8.11
8.12
8.13

Radio Control ......................................................................................................... 65


Two-Way Sensor Package .................................................................................... 65
Local Quiet Test ..................................................................................................... 65
Digital Voice ........................................................................................................... 66
Installation of Other Manufacturers Receivers in UltraVoice Siren Controllers ..... 67
Serial Port Control ................................................................................................. 68
Status Monitoring ................................................................................................... 68
DTMF Report Format ............................................................................................. 69
Serial Report Format ............................................................................................. 72
Solar Power Option ................................................................................................ 74
UV25ST Option ...................................................................................................... 74
FS-SINAD Option .................................................................................................. 75
Model UVTD-IP ..................................................................................................... 76
UV6048 Satellite Models ....................................................................................... 76
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SECTION IX APPENDIX A
Speaker Array Wiring Diagrams for Retro-fits
291319 (EOWS-612)......................................... 81
291320 (EOWS-1212)....................................... 82
291321 (DSA retrofit) ....................................... 83
291322 (DSA no retrofit) .................................. 84
291283 (MOD retrofit) ...................................... 85
291324 (MOD no retrofit) ................................. 86
SECTION X APPENDIX B
Controller Wiring Diagrams
259024 (2-Way) ............................................... 87
259025 (1-Way) ............................................... 88
259027 (UVT6048) ........................................... 89
259242 (UVTD-IP) ........................................... 90
259207 (Satellite) ............................................. 91
259208 (UV 6048-SAT2)................................... 92
259186 (UV SOLAR,2-WAY) ........................... 93
259185 (UV SOLAR,1-WAY) ........................... 94
Final Assemblies
8600111 (2-Way) ............................................. 95
8600109 (1-Way) ............................................. 97
8600115 (UVT6048) ......................................... 99
8605119 (UVTD-IP) ....................................... 101
8600127 (UV 6048-SAT2) .............................. 103
292111 (Satellite Base Station) ...................... 105
Dimensional Outline Drawing

82261026 ........................................................ 107

SECTION XI ADDENDUMS ........................................................................................ 108


REFERENCE DRAWINGS:
Pole Mount Installation
6048 Cabinets on Pole
Roof Mount Diagram
Motherboard
Amp and Control Faceplates
Serial to Ethernet Board

291164
291166
291170
291168
291169
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SECTION I
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

1.1 Introduction
The UltraVoice controller is another
Federal Signal innovation in siren
control
and
battery
operated
amplification systems. A single highpowered computer based control board
controls and monitors all siren functions
minimizing wiring and increasing
reliability. The modular UltraVoice siren
controller replaces the previous Federal
Signal MCP series of electronic siren
controllers.
Features
Seven standard warning signals
Up to 16 digitally stored voice
messages 4 minutes total
recording time (optional)
Local pushbutton control
8 remote contact closure inputs for
activation
Single tone, two-tone, DTMF, MSK,
EAS & POCSAG decoders for
remote siren control
DTMF or MSK encoders for remote
status monitoring
600 I/O for wire line control and
status monitoring
Serial port control, for wire line
control and status monitoring
15A relay output
Quiet Test - siren status monitoring

Zoning - up to 8 zones per control


cabinet for selective control of
speaker outputs
Power Control to ramp up siren
volume for added safety and for low
power testing
Stackable siren functions enable
user pre-defined warning scenarios
Programmable radio receiver for Low
Band, VHF, or UHF (optional)
WindowsR based siren programming
software (optional)
Programmable over wireless radio
channel using SFCDWARE
Modular design - no inter-board
wiring, easy field service
Programmable volume control

The UltraVoice is designed around a


card cage configuration. The card cage
has a capacity of ten plug-in highly
integrated cards consisting of: one
controller position, one optional
accessory position and eight amplifier
positions. Each amplifier card consists
of a 400-watt amplifier designed to drive
any combination of speaker drivers up
to 400 watts. Depending on the number
of amplifier cards installed, eight power
levels are available from 400 to 3200
watts.

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Activation codes, command sequences
and operating parameters are uploaded
from an IBM compatible computer
through the RS232 port located on the
front panel or over the radio channel
with the Federal Commander Digital
System. All user information is stored in
EEPROM non-volatile memory immune
to power and battery failure.
The Control Unit consists of two
cabinets, which are bolted to a mounting
channel for ease of installation. The
upper cabinet (NEMA 4 enclosure)
houses all the necessary electronics
and controls for producing and
amplifying siren signals. The amplifiers
and optional equipment are all
modularly constructed for easy removal
without disconnecting a large number of
wires. In most instances field service is
limited to replacement of a slide out
module; which can be performed by
non-technical personnel with only a
screwdriver.
The lower cabinet, which is a vented
NEMA 4 style cabinet, houses user
provided maintenance free, lead-acid
deep-cycle rechargeable batteries. The
cabinet houses up to four batteries
depending on the number of amplifiers
used. The lower and upper cabinets are
interconnected via conduit, which is
sealed to prevent any harmful vapors
from entering the control area. The
batteries in the lower cabinet provide
primary power to the siren, while the
charger in the upper cabinet maintains
the charge of the batteries. The
batteries will continue providing power
to the siren controller for at least seven
days in the event of an AC power
failure.

The UltraVoice controller uses common


parts for all siren control applications.
The only variables are the amount of
amplifiers and batteries required. The
model UV400 (400-watt amplifiers) are
not included in the UltraVoice models
because the type of speaker array that
will be used determines their quantity.
Refer to the tables below to determine
the UltraVoice model and quantity of
amplifiers to order for each UltraVoice
controller and siren combination. For
example: order (3) UV400 amplifiers
with a MOD3012 siren.
CONTROLLER
OPTIONS

ULTRAVOICE
MODEL #

NO RADIO (RF)

UV

HIGH BAND RF

UVH

LOW BAND RF

UVL

UHF BAND RF

UVU

2-way Radio
ready
VHF Radio
UHF Radio
(120 VAC)

UVT
UVTH
UVTU

Digital 2-WAY
Radio ready
VHF Radio
UHF Radio
(120 VAC)

UVTD
UVTDH
UVTDU

Digital 2-WAY
VHF
UHF Radio
(240 VAC)

UVTD240
UVTDH240
UVTDU240

Digital 2-WAY
Broadband

UVTD-IP

Contact your sales representative for


stainless steel options.

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For DSA series sirens, the total


number of speakers to be used
with each UltraVoice controller
must be determined. Each DSA
model number is based on the
quantity of speakers it contains.
Since each speaker is a 100W
speaker, the quantity of amplifiers
can be determined using the
tables above.

For example: If (4) DSA2 arrays are


used with (1) UltraVoice controller, 4 x
200 watts = 800 watts or (2) UV400
amplifiers
UV400 AMPLIFIER SELECTION CHART
FOR MOD SERIES SIRENS
(see paragraph below for DSA speakers)

QTY
(1) UV400
(2) UV400
(3) UV400
(4) UV400
(5) UV400
(6) UV400
(8) UV400
(12) UV400

SIREN
TYPE
MOD1004
MOD2008
MOD3012
MOD4016
MOD5020
MOD6024
MOD6032
MOD6048

TOTAL
POWER
400 watts
800 watts
1200 watts
1600 watts
2000 watts
2400 watts
3200 watts
4800 watts

DSA POWER RATING CHART


MODEL
DSA1
DSA2
DSA3
DSA4
DSA5
DSA6

TOTAL POWER
100 watts
200 watts
300 watts
400 watts
500 watts
600 watts

are required to drive DSA siren


combinations.

1.2 Configuration
Each modular UltraVoice siren contains
the following configuration parameters
that are configured by the user:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Unit Type
Unit Address (see below)
RF Frequency
Single-Tone or Two-Tone Timing
(A-time, B-time, S-time)

Unit Type:
The Unit Type is set to the type of siren
this unit is controlling, and is usually
determined by the number of cells in the
speaker array. When setting up the unit
type, the user selects from a menu with
the following choices:
EIWS
EOWS*612
UV with 1 amp
UV 2 amps
UV 3 amps
UV 4 amps
UV 5 amps
UV 6 amps
*UV 12 amps

Indoor Siren
Directional Siren
1-Cell - 400W siren
2-Cell - 800W siren
3 Cell - 1200W siren
4 Cell - 1600W siren
5 Cell - 2000W siren
6 Cell - 2400W siren
6 Cell - 4800W siren

*(2 controls and 2 battery cabinets req.)

Notes: 1. Each UV400 amplifier is a


400-watt amplifier. Therefore,
consult the chart above to
determine how many amplifiers

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(battery and AC) must be turned off and
then on.

Site Address Switch:


Unit Address

RF Frequency
For units equipped with the optional
integral radio receiver, the RF
Frequency configuration parameter sets
the frequency of the radio channel.
Changing this parameter from its factory
setting will require re-alignment of the
radio for maximum performance. The
value entered must fall within the range
specified for the receiver band
equipped.
The unit address sets the siren site
number and is used to identify the site in
two-way report back systems. The Unit
Address is a three-digit number with a
range of 001-255. The unit address is
set via dip switch S1. S1 Off position
indicates active position. Add binary
active switch positions to get ID
address.
Switch
number

Binary
number

16

32

64 128

Example: Switch number 1, 2 & 3 is


binary number 1, 2 & 4, which when
added, would equal unit address 7.
Note: Must be set to address one to
program controller board with hex code
or to program a non-digital unit. When
the programming is completed, change
the dip switch setting to the actual site
address. Programming details are in the
software manual. The ID address is
stored at power up of the controller. If
the ID address is changed, the power

Single-Tone, Two-Tone Timing


For Two-Tone activated units, the TwoTone Timing parameters set up the time
duration of the activation tone codes.
The three parameters, A-Time, B-Time
and S-Time; sets the time duration for
the A-tone, B-tone and Single-Tone
respectively. Note: the Two-Tone timing
parameters are minimum values only.
The actual tone times may be longer
than the specified times.

1.3 User Programs


The modular UltraVoice siren has the
capacity to store up to fifty (50) user
programs. Each user program contains
the following elements:
1. DTMF Activation Code OR
2. Two-Tone Activation Code OR
3. EAS Location & Event Codes OR
4. POCSAG Activation Code OR
5. Digital Activation Code # AND
6. List of up to 20 functions
The ability to assign more than one
function to each activation code or user

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program is a new feature not previously
found in electronic sirens. This allows
the user to run a sequence of functions
without sending additional activation
commands, greatly enhancing flexibility
while reducing operator involvement and
communication channel traffic.

functions in a user program that follow


the Low-Power function or until a HiPower function occurs or an ARM
command is sent.
Delay
The delay function causes the siren to
pause (wait) for 2 - 512 seconds before
starting the next function of the user
program currently running. When
selecting the delay function, the user will
be prompted to enter the desired delay
time in seconds. A default delay of 4
seconds is present between functions,
without adding a delay.

Available Functions:
Arm
Disarm
Report
Master Reset
Cancel
PA Output
Quiet Test
Low Power Mode
Hi Power Mode
Zone A (rotating sirens only)
Zone B (rotating sirens only)
Zone C (rotating sirens only)
Zone D (rotating sirens only)
Wail
Pulsed Wail
Alt Wail
Steady
Pulsed Steady
Alt Steady
Auxiliary (Chime)
Delay
Digital Voice (1-16)
Zone Control
Power
Report

Zone Control
The Zone function allows the user to
control which amps are to operate.

Low Power Mode, Hi Power Mode:


This causes the siren to operate at a
greatly reduced volume level. Upon
activation of a user program, the siren
defaults to Hi (normal) volume level.
This command must follow an ARM
command. Reduced volume mode will
remain in effect for all subsequent

This allows the user great flexibility in


building alerting or other zone
dependent systems. Each UltraVoice
electronic siren controller has the
capability to be divided into eight
different zones. When selecting the
Zone function, the user is prompted to
enable or disable each of eight possible
zones, corresponding to each amplifier
in the siren. Upon activation of a user
program, the siren defaults to all zones
enabled. The ZONE command must
follow an ARM command. Zoning will
remain in effect for all subsequent
functions in a user program that follows
the zone function or until another ZONE
or ARM function occurs.

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1.4 Programming Methods

1.5 Status Monitoring:

There are two methods of entering and


reviewing
the
user
programming
information in an UltraVoice electronic
siren controller:

The UltraVoice siren controller monitors


various
diagnostic
conditions
for
reporting back to a central monitoring
station using optional control and status
monitoring hardware and software.

1. FSPWARE WindowsR based


programming software for 2-tone
and DTMF controlled systems.
This software requires a direct
connection between the siren and
the computers RS232 port.
2. SFCDWARE WindowsR based
digital
control
and
status
monitoring
software.
This
software may be used over a
landline or wireless radio channel
as well as over an RS232 port.
Detailed information on the operation of
the WINDOWS R program is beyond the
scope of this document and can be
found in the softwares Help file.

Status items monitored:


Siren Type
Function State (code running)
Unit ID
Amplifier status for each amp in the
unit depending on siren type*
Audio A*
Audio B*
Master Current*
Battery *
Charger
AC Power
Control Box Intrusion
Battery Box Intrusion
False Alarm/Local Activation*
Rotation*
*Latched Items -- remain set until
reception of a Reset command or
another function is run.

Power Level
The Power function allows the user to
control the volume level. The volume
can be adjusted from 0 to -20 dB in 1 dB
steps. Reduced volume mode will
remain in effect for all subsequent
functions in a user program that follow
the Power function, or until another
Power function occurs, or an ARM
command is sent.

Status information is transmitted either


as a DTMF or FSK data string over the
communications channel and as an
ASCII string over the RS232 port.
Report back transmission will occur
when one of two conditions exist:
1. Reception
command

of
or

REPORT

2. One of the asynchronous status


conditions changes state.

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SECTION II
SPECIFICATIONS
2.0

Electrical
Input Voltage

120 or 240 VAC 50 - 60 Hz*


(*two separate models)

Input Current

7 amps maximum

Battery Input Voltage

20-28 VDC 24 volts (nominal)

Battery Current

120 mA standby current,


+18 - 22 amps for each amplifier module
running

Stand By Time (with minimum


5-minute full signal reserve)

2.1

Greater than 168 hours (7 days)


without 2-way radio

Charger
Current Limit

Protected with automatic recovery

EMI/RFI Filtering

Meets FCC requirements

Input

115 VAC (50 - 60 Hz), 3.5A maximum

Output Voltage

26 30 VDC (temperature compensated)

Output Current

0 -10 amps DC

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2.2

Battery
Battery Voltage (72F)

27.2 VDC nominal

Recommended Batteries:
For 1-3 amplifiers (UV400):
Quantity 2
Type: DELCO VOYAGER M24MF or DELCO 2000 required
For 4 amplifiers (UV400):
Quantity 2
Type: DELCO 2000 required
For 5-8 amplifiers (UV400):
Quantity 4
Type: DELCO VOYAGER M24MF or DELCO 2000 required
TABLE 2.1: Average Battery Temperature Values
Battery Temperature
15F / -9.4C
20F / -6.7C
30F / -1.1C
40F / 4.4C
50F / 10.0C
60F / 15.6C
70F / 21.1C
80F / 27.0C
90F / 32.2C

Approximate Float Voltage


29.40
29.22
28.84
28.48
28.12
27.74
27.38
27.00
26.64

NOTE:
Batteries are to be user supplied.

2.3

Serial & I2C Ports


Serial Port Protocol
I2C Port Protocol

RS232C 1200,N,8,1
Philips Standard I2C

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2.4

Radio Communication
Receiver Module (UVL, UVH, UVU)
Frequency Range
Frequency Stability

30 - 50, 151 - 168, 450 - 470 MHz


-30C to 65C
5ppm for UHF,
+/- 15ppm for High Band
+/- 30ppm for Low Band
+/-

Channel Spacing

30 kHz or 12.5 kHz LB and HB,


25 kHz or 12.5 kHz UHF

Sensitivity

Less than 0.35 uV for 12 dB

SINAD
Selectivity

-70 dB at +/- 30 kHz

Spurious Rejection

-70 dB

Image Rejection

-70 dB

Modulation Acceptance

7.5 kHz or 3.5 kHz (narrowband)

Antenna Acceptance

50 ohms

Decode Sensitivity

No more than 0.5 uV for tone


@ 3 kHz deviation (except w/ TCSS tones >
200 Hz & decode tones < 400 Hz) and 0.5
uV for DTMF with 50 ms/ 50 ms or greater
timing

Squelch Sensitivity

Minimum squelch setting = Open Squelch


w/ 1 kHz tone
@ 3 kHz deviation maximum squelch setting
= < 30 dB SINAD

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2.5

2.6

Signaling Format
Number of codes

Up to 50 activation codes maximum

Two-tone sequential or single tone

282 Hz - 3000 Hz
A=0.5 and B=0.25 seconds minimum
to 8 seconds maximum
Single tone=0.5 seconds minimum
to 8 seconds maximum

DTMF

3 to 12 digits standard

EAS/SAME

520.83 (6250/12) bits per second,


2083.3Hz mark tone 1562.5 Hz space tone

POCSAG

Binary frequency shift keying (FSK)


Data speed is 512, 1200, or 2400 bits/s

AFSK

1200,N,8,1 (MSK Type)

Number of functions allowed stacked


under each code

Up to 20

Two way Formats

Federal Packet Digital & DTMF

Relay Output
Contact Rating

2.7

2.8

30 VDC, 15A

600 Ohm Balanced Line Port


Audio Input Level

0.10 to 2 volts peak to peak


to make 1 volt peak to peak at TP10

Audio Output Level


Protection

0.25 to 2.0 volts peak to peak

Remote Activation, Sensor and Direction Inputs


Number of Remote Activation Inputs
Number of Remote Sensor Inputs
Number of Direction Sense Inputs

8
4
4

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Input Type

2.9

Optically Isolated activated by


Dry Contact closure < 2 kOhms

Front Panel Controls, Jacks, Switches and Indicators

Jacks:
MIC

J1

RADIO JP6

10 k ohms input impedance,


50 mV nominal input level
External receiver or transceiver

Receive audio input

150 mV to 3 volts peak to peak.


Receive audio level required to
make 1 volt peak to peak at TP10

Transmit Audio Output

50 mV to 3 volt peak to peak

Carrier Detect Input

Less than 1 volt DC to make active

PTT Output

Active low, will sink 500 mA maximum

12VDC

Ground

1.5 amps maximum current capacity

RS232 Serial Port P1


RX test TP10

/- 0.2 volts, 1.0 amps maximum

RS232 standard, 1200 baud,N,8,1


Receive audio test point.
Set to 1 volt peak to peak

Controls:
DV GAIN

Volume adjustment for digital voice option.


Internal Digital Voice level sufficient to drive
TP1 or TP2 into clipping.

TX GAIN

Transmitted audio adjustable from


50 mV to 1 volt peak to peak (p-p)

REC GAIN

Received Audio level 150 mV - 3 volts p-p

MIC GAIN

Local PA level range sufficient to drive


amplifiers into clipping w/50 mV nominal
input level
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Manual Activation Switches:

Activate with a hold time > 0.50 seconds

Indicators
RXD

Receive serial data & receipt of


radio channel modulation.

TXD

Transmit serial data & DTMF & digital

AUDIO A

Audio present on channel A

AUDIO B

Audio present on channel B

ARM

Unit Armed indicator

PA

Public Address mode indicator

CPU

Microprocessor heartbeat

CARRIER

RF Carrier indicator ON w/carrier present

2.10 Expansion Slot


The expansion slot contains the same connector pin-out as the Controller slot.
Signals Available:
Two I2C Ports
600 Ohm Balanced Port
+5 VDC
+24 VDC
PTT
AUDIO-A and AUDIO-B
Open-Collector Output (for Rotator Relay)
Charger Indicator
4 Remote Sensor Inputs
8 Remote Activation Inputs
4 Direction Sensor Inputs

2.11 I2C
JP18 & JP19
5 volts peak-to-peak +/- 1 volt input
5 volts DC +/- 0.2 volts 250 mA
Ground 250 mA maximum sink

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2.12 Audio Output to Amplifiers


Output voltage swing

> 9V peak to peak +/- 3dB

Maximum load

600 ohms

Total harmonic distortion

< 10% w/1 kHz sinewave

2.13 Audio Power Amplifier Modules Model (UV400)


Input voltage

24 VDC nominal
28 VDC maximum

Input current siren mode

@ 24 VDC w/1 kHz squarewave


into 11 ohms: < 20 amps

Input current voice mode

@24 VDC w/1 kHz tone set to 67 Vrms


into 11 ohms: < 24 amps

Standby current at amps turned off

< 10 mA

Efficiency

> 90% - siren mode


> 80% - voice mode

Output voltage into 11 ohms @1 kHz


67 Vrms minimum - siren mode
and 24 VDC nominal operating voltage 67 Vrms minimum - voice mode
Input impedance

100 k ohms

A to D sensor accuracy

< +/- 10%

Duty Cycle, Continuous Signaling Times


Siren mode
Digital voice or PA

30 minutes
30 minutes (depending on signal source)

Audio distortion

< 10% - voice mode below clipping

Frequency response
Power low power mode

+/-

3 dB, 300 - 3000 Hz


< 5 watts per amplifier

Ripple on power supply w/all amps


running at rated power in siren mode

0.5 volt peak to peak maximum

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2.14 Environmental
Operating temperature
Humidity

-30C - +65C
0 - 98% non-condensing

Note:
The siren can operate throughout this temperature range provided the battery
temperature is maintained at -18C or higher.

2.15 Physical
UV400 amplifiers

10.5 height, 2.0 width, 8.5 depth,


[26.67 cm x 5.080 cm x 21.59 cm]
Weight 4.12 lbs. [1.9 kg]

Control cabinet

19.0 height, 23.5 width, 11.2 depth


[48.26 cm x 59.69 cm x 28.42 cm]

Battery cabinet

28.0 height, 18.0 width, 15.2 depth


[71.12 cm x 45.72 cm x 38.61 cm]

Net Weight

170 lbs. [77.13 kg]

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SECTION III
ELECTRONIC SIREN CONTROL OPERATION
3.0 Hardware General
Description
The modular UltraVoice Electronic Siren
Controller contains a card cage with ten
plug-in
highly
integrated
boards
consisting of: one controller slot, one
optional accessory slot and eight
amplifier slots. The number of amplifier
cards can be varied from one for a 400watt system up to a maximum of eight
for a 3200-watt system. All siren control,
audio
generation
and
remote
communication functions are handled by

a single microcomputer controlled


controller board. The back-plane
(motherboard) contains connectors and
terminal
blocks
for
wireless
interconnection of the other system
components. To facilitate field service,
no active circuitry is located on the
back-plane. Power for the siren is
supplied by 2 or 4 deep cycle marine
batteries. AC and Solar battery charger
options are available.

3.1 Manual Activation


Located on the face of the controller, the manual activation switches are used to
manually activate siren functions.
Function Switch
FUNC1
FUNC2
FUNC3
FUNC4
FUNC5
FUNC6
FUNC7
FUNC8
FUNC1 & FUNC6
FUNC2 & FUNC3
FUNC5 & FUNC7
NOTE:

Function
Activates functions under code 1
Activates functions under code 2
Activates functions under code 3
Activates functions under code 4
Activates functions under code 5
Activates functions under code 6
Activates functions under code 7
Reset
Loads default speaker calibration values & transmits DTMF
characters (production testing)
Calibrate speaker load & Xmit DTMF Quiet Test
Transmits 1200 Hz tone for radio deviation adjustment

At any time during a sounding function the "RESET" button may be


pushed to cause the unit to halt all output immediately.

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3.2 Local Public Address


With the optional microphone MNC-MC,
the operator has the ability to locally
give a Public Address message. The PA
mode can be entered simply by plugging
the MNC-MC into the microphone
receptacle labeled MIC on the front
panel. The PA LED will be lit anytime
the press-to-talk button on the
microphone is depressed. Rotating
sirens will start rotating to the next zone
when PTT is released.
NOTE: Mic gain volume adjustment
located on controller front panel.
NOTE: Local PA overrides ALL siren
functions activated either remotely or
locally.

across pins 2-3. JP8 is located on the


main controller card. The 600 ohm input
can receive activation audio and
transmit reports to an external unit.
To use the 600 ohm input for audio from
an external voice storage unit, at JP8 a
jumper must be across pins 1-2. R111
can be used to control the volume level
when used in this mode. Contact
closure at JP15 pins 10 and 11 (PTT:
Push To Talk) is required to activate
audio mode. For best results, a wellfiltered audio source should be used.
The audio cable used should be
shielded audio grade cable and the
length should be kept as short as
possible. Keep away from sources of
electrical noise.

3.3 Relay Output


3.5 24 VDC Supply
Terminal block JP11 at the bottom of the
system motherboard is the relay output.
This relay closes whenever a siren
function is running. In P.A. mode the
relay is open while the MIC PTT button
is pushed and closes when the MIC PTT
button is released to enable rotating
sirens to change position. Siren will
rotate to next zone. Relay is not closed
during remote quiet test.

3.4 600 Ohm Input


Terminal block JP12 at the bottom of the
system motherboard is the 600 ohm
input. This input can be used for audio
input for activation of the unit as from a
radio receiver or for the input of audio
from an external voice storage unit. To
use the 600 ohm input for activation
receive audio, at JP8 a jumper must be

24 VDC Supply used to power external


equipment: fused at 10 amps
JP16 Terminal
1
2

Function
Ground
24 VDC

3.6 Remote Landline Activation


Terminal block JP14 at the bottom of the
system motherboard is the Remote
Activation Inputs. The electronic siren
controller can optionally be operated by
remote control via landline. Terminal
block JP14 is used for landline control
connections.
Any of the codes, which means all of the
functions programmed for that code, can

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be activated by providing an additional
momentary,
dry
contact
closure
between COM and the desired JP14
terminal. Shorting F1 to COM will
activate whatever is programmed for
code #1, shorting F2 to COM will
activate whatever is programmed for
code #2 and so on. A half second
momentary contact duration is required.
To terminate an activated signal before
it runs for the full duration, if desired:
Provide a momentary contact closure
between JP14 COM and F8
(RESET).
Remote Activation Connections:
JP14 Terminal
Function
1
Common
2
F1
3
F2
4
F3
5
F4
6
F5
7
F6
8
F7
9
F8
10
Common

7
8
9
10
11
12

Common
AC Power
Common
600 PTT
Common
Spare #2

Intrusion: Alerts the controller when one


of the units doors has been
opened. Low is intrusion pass
Solar:

Used to sense operation of


solar power system.
Jumper JP15: pins 5 to 6 and
to enable solar sensing. Solar
mode latches power sense to
prevent low light conditions
from causing failures. For
solar panel test, initiate a
reset, and then a poll.
Immediate good power input
required after a reset to pass.
Jumper JP15 pins 7 to 8 AC
sense is required if solar only
unit.

Spare
1 & 2:

3.7 Sensor Inputs

Unused inputs
functions.

for

special

Terminal block JP15 at the bottom of the


system motherboard is the Sensor
Inputs. These are activated by a short to
Common.

AC
Power:

Sensor Connections:
JP15 Terminal Function
1
Common
2
Spare #1
3
Common
4
Intrusion
5
Common
6
Solar

600 Ohm
PTT:
Puts the unit in Local P.A.
mode for input of external
audio. Closed is active.

Alerts the controller when the


AC Power has failed. Open is
fail. Closed is pass.

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3.8 Isolated Supply


Isolated Supply used to power External
Sensors:
JP16
Terminal
1
2

Function
Isolated Supply(ground)
Isolated Supply (+5 V)

3.9 Rotation Sensor


Terminal block JP17 at the bottom of the
system motherboard is for Sensor
Inputs. These are activated by a short to
Common. These inputs are only used
with a rotating electronic siren. When a

Zone function is run the speaker array


rotates until the corresponding direction
sensor input detects that the array is
facing the proper direction. A rotation
time-out-timer will stop the siren from
rotating after 20 seconds if the sensor is
not connected.
Rotation sensor Connections:
JP17 Terminal
1
2
3
4
5

Function
Common
North
South
East
West

3.10 Battery Charger


In the battery cabinet, is a smart charger, which monitors battery conditions,
temperature and varies charge rate. It is a two-stage charger, charging each 12 VDC
stage separately. Each stage can consist of more than one battery in parallel. See
Specifications Section, Battery, for required quantity of batteries. The two stages of
batteries add up in series, to give the 24 VDC required for controller operation.
Charger
Black wire
Red wire 12 VDC
Red wire 24 VDC
Side terminal
back- White wire
Side terminal
front- Red wire

Description
Ground
12 VDC charge 1st battery stage
24 VDC charge 2nd battery stage
Charger sense output- switched voltage
driven from Charger voltage input
Charger voltage input-voltage to drive
Charger sense output

Connection
To 1st battery stage (-)
To 1st battery stage (+)
To 2nd battery stage(+)
To JP20-2
To 200 amp fuse

Battery Charger Status Charger Status is indicated by the LEDs on the front of the
st
nd
Chargers. The left, 1 pair of LEDs are for 12 V and the 2 pair is for 24 V potentials.
Battery Status is as follows:
Red OFF, Green OFF = Charger OFF
Red ON, Green OFF = Charging, below 13 VDC
Red ON, Green ON = Charging, above 13 VDC
Red OFF, Green ON = Float Charging, Battery > 90% charged or Battery is
disconnected from Charger.
Note: Battery Voltage will be slightly higher when the temperature is below 72F and
Voltage will be slightly lower when the temperature is above 72F.
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SECTION IV
SYSTEM PLANNING
4.0 Control Unit
The information in this section provides
the user with guidelines necessary for
installation.
Control Unit mounting location must first
be considered. The Control Unit can be
mounted indoors as well as outdoors. In
order to avoid losses in speaker power, it
is recommended that the speaker array
and Control Unit be installed without
lengthening the 40-foot interconnecting
cable supplied. If it is necessary to make
a longer cable run, increasing the wire
size of the entire cable to 12 AWG or
larger is recommended.
Whether the Control Unit is installed
indoors or outdoors, it should be located
out of the reach of vandals. Additionally,
control and battery enclosures are both
supplied with hasps for padlocking
securely.
The Control system requires a 120 VAC
or 240 VAC 50-60 Hz power source
(model dependent).
Several methods can be used to activate
the Control Unit. The Manual activation
switches can be used to activate the
Control Unit locally. Landline control can
be used through normally open contact
switches. Connections should be made
directly to the motherboard terminal
block. The control can also be remotely
activated via the optional radio receiver or
an external 600 ohm audio source.

The total weights of the Control and


Battery Box assemblies, including user
provided batteries, are listed. Insure that
the mounting surface and fasteners can
safely sustain the weight of the assembly.
Note that each UV400 amplifier must be
added to obtain the total weight.
Model No.
UV
UV400

4.1

Weight
170 lbs.
4.12 lbs. each

Siren and Control Location


WARNING

The sound output of the Modulator


series speaker arrays is capable of
causing permanent hearing damage.
Do not install speaker arrays where
persons may come within 150 feet of
the direct path of the array.
If speaker array is roof mounted, post
warnings at all roof access points.
Many factors affect the propagation of
sound over various types of terrain and
changing weather conditions. Consult
FEMA CPG 1-17 and CPG 1-14 and your
local Federal Signal representative to
properly place your outdoor warning
equipment.

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SECTION V
INSTALLATION
WARNING
Electrocution or severe personal injury
can occur when making electrical
connections, drilling holes, or lifting
equipment.
Therefore,
installation
should be performed by experienced
electricians in accordance with national
and local electrical codes.

WARNING
The output level of a Modulator Series
siren is capable of causing permanent
hearing damage. To prevent excessive
exposure to civilians, carefully plan
placement of siren and post warnings.
To prevent excessive exposure to
installers and service personnel,
adequate measures must be taken to
ensure that the sirens are not activated
while they are within 150 feet of the
speaker array or provide proper ear
protection.

5.0 Siren Controller Installation


A.

General

Most siren installations are one of two


types: Pole Mount or Flat Surface Mount.
These two (2) configurations make it
possible to install a siren in almost any
situation. If the installations in this
paragraph are not suitable, modification
of one of the configurations may be
practical.
Many factors affect the propagation of
sound over various types of terrain and

changing weather conditions. Consult


FEMA CPG 1-17 and CPG 1-14 and your
local Federal Signal representative to
properly place your outdoor warning
equipment.
B.

Pole Mounting

A typical pole mounted siren installation is


shown in the figure below. The siren is
mounted on Class 2 utility pole (ANSI
type wooden pole or equivalent) with a
minimum horizontal ground stress rating
of 3,700 pounds (1682 kg). (Insure that
soil loads will conform to this size utility
pole.)
NOTE: Certain soil conditions may
require guying for the pole. Check with
proper building authorities
NOTE: The speaker array installation is
covered in a separate set of instructions
supplied with the array.
To install the ULTRAVOICE control unit
to a wooden utility pole, proceed as
follows:
1. Uncrate the siren control. Remove
the plastic bag attached to the
conduit that is connected between
the control and the battery box.
2. Unlock the control box and the
battery box. Inspect the control
and battery box for any damage.
Report any damage immediately to
the shipping company and file a
claim. Inform Federal Signal of the
damage.

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FWS SERVICE DEPARTMENT
2645 FEDERAL SIGNAL DRIVE
UNIVERSITY PARK, IL 60466
(800) 524-3021
3. Install the wooden utility pole in
accordance
with
accepted
standards and practices.
4. Install the speaker array on the
pole following the instructions
supplied with the array.

5. Mark the eight (8) mounting holes


on the pole for the primary control
and battery cabinets. It is
recommended that the cabinets
be attached to the pole at a
height that is accessible to
service
personnel,
but
discourages vandalism or as
specified per contract. Repeat the
process on the other side of the
pole for the secondary control
and battery cabinets.

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6. Drill a 3/8" pilot hole at each of
the locations. Drill each hole at
least 3-1/2" [90 mm] deep.
7. Use a crane or mechanical hoist
to lift the primary control battery
box assembly to the desired
height along the pole. Attach the
primary control battery box
assembly to the pole, using four
(4) user-supplied 1/2" x 5" lag
bolts. Slide a user-supplied 1/2"
flat washer onto each bolt before
threading the bolt into the pole.
8. Attach the primary control box
assembly to the pole, using four
(4) user-supplied 1/2" x 5" lag
bolts. Slide a user-supplied 1/2"
flat washer onto each bolt before
threading the bolt into the pole.
Repeat the process on the other
side of the pole for the secondary
cabinets (UV6048 models only).
9. Mount a user-supplied fused
disconnect switch on the pole
beneath or beside control unit.
See Electrical Connections Section 5.1.
C.

WARNING
It is recommended that notices be
posted at all roof access points
indicating a roof mounted siren is
installed and a potential of hearing
damage exists.
It may be practical to mount the siren
on a flat-roofed building, depending
on the location of the speaker array.
When installing the siren on a flat
roof, always be sure that the
loudspeakers clear parapets or other
obstructions by at least ten (10) feet.
Total weight of the ULTRAVOICE
control and battery box assembly is
listed in specifications section. Make
sure that the mounting surface and
mounting method selected can safely
sustain the weight of the assembly and
user provided batteries. In addition, the
mounting method used must be able to
withstand external mechanical stresses
that may be applied to the assembly
(such as applicable wind-loads for the
area). Consult building authorities in
your
area
for
recommendations
regarding local ground conditions and
wind-loads.

Flat Surface Mount


1. Install the speaker array on the
roof, following the instructions
supplied with the array.
2. Attach the template to the wall
and mark the eight (8) mounting
holes on the pole for the primary
control and battery cabinets.
Repeat the process for the
secondary control and battery
cabinets.

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3. Drill a 3/8" pilot hole at each of
the locations. Drill each hole at
least 3-1/2" (90 mm.) deep.
4. Use a lift to lift the primary control
battery box assembly to the
desired height along the pole.
Attach the primary control battery
box assembly to the wall, using
four (4) user-supplied 1/2" x 5"
lag bolts. Slide a user-supplied
1/2" flat washer onto each bolt
before threading the bolt into the
pole.
5. Attach the primary control box
assembly to the wall, using four
(4) user-supplied 1/2" x 5" lag
bolts. Slide a user-supplied 1/2"
flat washer onto each bolt before
threading the bolt into the pole.
Repeat the process for the secondary
cabinets (UV6048 models only).

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B.
6. Install a user-supplied, fused,
disconnect switch. Use the
proper type required by the
authority having jurisdiction in
your area.
7. If the speaker array is installed on
the roof of the building, it may be
desirable to install the control and
battery box inside the building, if
practical.

5.1

Electrical Connections

A.

General

Install the siren electrical system in


compliance with local electrical codes
and NEC recommendations.
As a safety precaution to protect
personnel and equipment, ALL SIREN
UNITS
MUST
BE
SOLIDLY
CONNECTED
TO
AN
EARTH
GROUND. If the siren is installed on a
building, ground the system to a metallic
object known to be on a dedicated earth
ground. For pole mounted installations,
drive a metal rod or bar at least eight
feet (8 ft.) into the ground, as close as
practical to the base of the pole. FOR
MAXIMUM PROTECTION, USE A
SEPARATE, CONTINUOUS 6 AWG
OR LARGER WIRE FROM THE SIREN
FRAME TO GROUND AND FROM THE
CABINET OF EACH SIREN UNIT TO
GROUND.

Power Connections
1. Route
1/2"
conduit
(steel
preferred) between the usersupplied, fused disconnect switch
and the conduit-fitting hole in the
bottom right-hand of the control
unit enclosure. Use weatherproof
switches, electrical boxes and
connectors to prevent water
entry and corrosion.
2. Route two (2) user-supplied
power wires and a ground wire
through the conduit that was just
installed between the control unit
and the fuse disconnect box.
Use wires no smaller than 14
AWG. Connect the ground wire to
the green and yellow DIN
mounted terminal block or the
cabinet ground stud. Verify the
appropriate siren model has been
purchased.
240VAC
models
contain a step-down transformer
pre-wired to the DIN rail located
on the right side of the control
cabinet. Connect the two AC
power wires to the DIN mounted
terminal blocks labeled L1 and
L2.
Connect the power wires and the
lightning protector to the AC
disconnect box per instructions
provided with the lightning protector
and governing electrical codes.

C. Signal Connections
NOTE: CONDUIT CONNECTIONS
MUST BE SEALED AND PROTECTED
TO PREVENT WATER ENTRY AND
CORROSION IN THE CONTROL
CABINET.

Refer to the tables below for speaker


wire connections. Module locations are
0 at the bottom, 1 next up etc.

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If the ULTRAVOICE is going to replace
an existing controller, prior to the UV
controller, re-wire the siren as shown in
APPENDIX A before making the

speaker
connections.
IMPROPER
INSTALLATION CAN DAMAGE THE
DRIVERS.

Table 1 - Modulator Speaker Wiring (MOD1004 MOD6024)


Terminal Number
JP21-1
JP21-2
JP22-1
JP22-2
JP23-1
JP23-2
JP24-1
JP24-2
JP25-1
JP25-2
JP26-1
JP26-2

Wire Color
White/Brown
Brown
White/Red
Red
White/Orange
Orange
White/Yellow
Yellow
White/Green
Green
White/Blue
Blue

Module
Location
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6

Siren Model
1004,2008,3012,4016,5020,6024
1004,2008,3012,4016,5020,6024
2008,3012,4016,5020,6024
2008,3012,4016,5020,6024
3012,4016,5020,6024
3012,4016,5020,6024
4016,5020,6024
4016,5020,6024
5020,6024
5020,6024
6024
6024

Note: See appendix A for drawing examples.

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Table 2 - MOD6048 Speaker Wiring
Mount a user supplied junction box between the two (2) control cabinets. Run 1 flexible
conduit from the junction box to the primary and secondary control cabinets 1 conduit
hole on the bottom of the top cabinet. Wire the speaker cable into the control box as
shown in tables below.
Terminal Number

Wire Color

MOD6048 Module Location

JP21-1

White/Brown

JP21-2

Brown

JP22-1

White/Red

JP22-2

Red

JP23-1

White/Orange

JP23-2

Orange

JP24-1

White/Yellow

JP24-2

Yellow

JP25-1

White/Green

JP25-2

Green

JP26-1

White/Blue

JP26-2

Blue

Secondary Control Speaker Wiring 6048


Terminal Number
JP21-1
JP21-2
JP22-1
JP22-2
JP23-1
JP23-2
JP24-1
JP24-2
JP25-1
JP25-2
JP26-1
JP26-2

Wire Color
White/Violet
Violet
White/Grey
Grey
Black/White
White
White/Tan
Tan
White/Black
Black
White/Pink
Pink

MOD6048 Module Location


4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6

Note: See appendix A for drawing examples.


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Table 3 - EOWS-612 Speaker Wiring
Terminal Number
JP21-1
JP21-2
JP22-1
JP22-2
JP23-1
JP23-2
JP17-5
JP17-3
JP17-4
JP17-2
JP17-1
GND Stud
JP11-1

Wire Color

Speaker CKT

White/Black
Black
White/Brown
Brown
Red
Orange
Orange/Yellow
Orange/Green
Orange/Red
Orange/Blue
Orange/Black
White/Orange
White/Red

A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
E,F,G,H
E,F,G,H
I,J,K,L
I,J,K,L
Dir. Sensor West
Dir. Sensor South
Dir. Sensor East
Dir. Sensor North
Dir. Sensor Common
GND
+24 VDC

Note: See appendix A for drawing examples.


Refer to the EOWS-612 Siren manual for further wiring information

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Speaker Wiring for DSA Series Sirens
DSA speaker arrays range in size from
200 watts to 600 watts. The
ULTRAVOICE controller may drive
multiple combinations of DSA speakers
up to 3200 watts of power. Each
ULTRAVOICE amplifier is designed to
drive an 11 ohm impedance which
corresponds to two series pairs of DSA
speakers wired in parallel (400 watts).
One series (200 watt) pair of DSA
speakers can be connected directly to
the 400 watt amplifier since the
impedance of the series pair is 22 ohms
and will only draw half the available 400
watts of power.

ULTRAVOICE controller, all possible


wiring diagrams are not shown in this
manual. See appendix A for drawing
examples.
The controllers 400 watt amplifier
outputs are labeled JP21 through JP28.
Position 2 (two) on these outputs
connects to the solid colored wires from
the DSA array. Position 1 (one)
connects to the corresponding striped
wire from the DSA array.
DSA arrays must be purchased in 200
watt power combinations. The use of
300 or 500 watt (DSA3 and DSA5)
require two or more array i.e.: 2 x 300
watt = 600 watts.

Because virtually any combination of


DSA arrays may be used with an
Table 4 - Wiring example for four DSA6 speaker arrays
Terminal No.
JP21-1
JP21-2
JP22-1
JP22-2
JP23-1
JP23-2
JP24-1
JP24-2
JP25-1
JP25-2
JP26-1
JP26-2

Wire Color
White/Brown
Brown
White/Brown
Brown
White/Brown
Brown
White/Brown
Brown
White/Red
Red
White/Red
Red

Drivers

Array

A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
A,B,C,D
E,F
E,F
E,F
E,F

DSA6 #1
DSA6 #1
DSA6 #2
DSA6 #2
DSA6 #3
DSA6 #3
DSA6 #4
DSA6 #4
DSA6 #1&2
DSA6 #1&2
DSA6 #3&4
DSA6 #3&4

Note:
1. After the connections to JP21 JP24 are made, the Red wires from the first two
DSA arrays must be tied together and jumpered to JP25-2. Likewise, the White/Red
wires from the first two DSA arrays must be tied together and jumpered to JP25-1.
Repeat this procedure for the second two DSA arrays and connect to JP26.
Note: See appendix A for drawing examples.
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Table 5 - Wiring example for four DSA3 speaker arrays
Terminal Number
JP21-1
JP21-2
JP22-1
JP22-2
JP23-1
JP23-2

Wire Color
White/Brown
Brown
White/Brown
Brown
White/Red
Red

Drivers

Array

A,B
A,B
A,B
A,B
C
C

DSA3 #1&2
DSA3 #1&2
DSA3 #3&4
DSA3 #3&4
DSA3 #1&2&3&4
DSA3 #1&2,&3&4

Notes:
1. The Brown wires from the first two DSA arrays must be tied together and connected
to JP25-2. Likewise, the White/Brown wires from the first two DSA arrays must be
tied together and connected to JP25-1. Repeat this procedure for the second two
DSA arrays and connect to JP26.
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Connect the White/Red wire from DSA3 #1 to the Red wire from DSA3 #2.
Connect the White/Red wire from DSA3 #3 to the Red wire from DSA3 #4.
Connect the Red wires from DSA3 #1 and #3 together and jumper to JP23-2.
Connect the White/Red wires from DSA3 #2 and #4 together and jumper to
JP23-1.

Note: See appendix A for drawing examples.

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D.

UVT6048 Inter-Cabinet Wiring


1. Route 1 flexible conduit between
the two (2) top cabinets.
2. Route the supplied 22 AWG white
wire attached to the charger (-)
output in the secondary control
through the conduit and butt splice
or wire nut to the 22 AWG white
wire attached to the charger (+)
output in the primary control
cabinet.
3. Route both 22 AWG orange wires
in the secondary control cabinet
through the conduit to the primary
control cabinet. Wire one orange
wire from the secondary cabinet to
JP15 position 4. Connect the other
orange wire from the secondary
cabinet to the orange wire coming
from the intrusion switch in the
primary battery cabinet with a butt
splice or wire nut.
4. Route the supplied six (6)
conductor cable through the
conduit and attach one end to
JP18 of the primary control cabinet
and the other to JP29 on the
secondary control cabinet.
5. Route the supplied 4 AWG black
wire through the conduit and land
on the (-) stud of both
motherboards. Make sure the nuts
are on tight taking care not to
damage the motherboard.

E.

Battery Hookup

DANGER
When installing or removing batteries,
take care to avoid shorting battery
terminals to the metal battery cabinet.
Failure to do so could result in serious
personal injury or death. Batteries miswired can cause serious personal
injury or death. Read and understand
the following information before making
actual connections.
The end user must obtain batteries to
install in the lower cabinet(s) as listed in
the specifications section of this manual.
Wire batteries as follows:
1. Remove the accessory kit from the
battery box.
2. Connect the wires as shown in the
appropriate system wiring diagram for
the model of UltraVoice purchased;
259024 (2-way models), 259025 (1way models), or 259027(UVT6048) as
appropriate.
3. Apply silicon grease
terminals after wiring
corrosion.
F.

to battery
to prevent

Optional Connections

Refer to Section 8 for optional equipment


connections and setup.

See wiring diagram appendix B for field wiring of the 6048 models.

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5.2

Other Connection Options

Note: See specifications and table below, in addition to the listed resources.
600 ohm - See Sections 3 & 7.
Radio - See Sections 7 & 8.
Remote landline activation - See Sections 3 & 7

5.3

Control Unit Connector Configuration

Refer to Tables below for description of connectors in control assembly.


CONNECTOR DESIGNATION
PURPOSE
Connectors for 2005141 Controller PCB
JP1

On-Board Receiver Module Connector


Pins:
1
Ground
2
+8 V
3
Clock
4
Data
5
Latch Enable
6
Carrier Detect Not
7
De-Emphasized Receive Audio
8
Not Used

JP2

Inter-Board Connections
Between controller and motherboard
See controller schematic for details

JP3

SINAD
Pins:
1
Ground
2
SINAD

JP4

Charger Sense:
-Jumper out: Used on battery charger
Pass on >3 VDC@JP20-2
-Jumper in: Used on solar
Pass on 1 VDC less than
battery Voltage@JP20-2
Pins:
1
Charger selection
2
Charger selection

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JP5

JP6

JP7

Carrier detect
Jumper in- Force Carrier Detect
1
Carrier Detect
2
Ground
External Radio Connector
Pins:
1
RX Audio in
2
TX Audio out
3
Carrier Detect
4
PTT
5,7
12 VDC for Radio
6,8
Ground
CTCSS Connector
Pins:
1
RX Audio in
2
Ground
3
8 VDC for CTCSS board
4
Audio Switch
5
TX CTCSS tone

JP8

600-Ohm Configuration Jumper


-See motherboard JP15 and JP12
Pins: Jumpered is active
2-3 Activation audio from JP12
1-2 PA mode
- External audio source at JP12
- Level adjusted by R111

JP9

Receiver Priority
Pins:
1-3 External Receiver Priority
2-4 Internal Receiver Priority

JP10

Digital Disable
Jumper Pins 1-2 to disable Digital
Decoder

JP11

SINAD
Jumper Pins 1-2 to enable SINAD Board
Note: JP9 Must have both 1-3 & 2-4
jumpered when SINAD is used

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JP13

600 Ohm Output


1-2 Output siren audio.
2-3 Output radio transmitter audio

JP14

Jumper to enable VOX carrier detect


for external transceiver

J1

Microphone Jack - see specifications


Tip
Ring
Sleeve

P1

Audio in
PTT
Ground

6 Pin Standard Serial Port


Pins:
1
Digital Receive / Serial Port Not
-Serial Port mode-grounded
-Digital receive mode-no ground
2
TX Data
3
RX Data
4
Ground
5
Clock for programming CPU
6
CPU Reset - Ground resets CPU

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CONNECTOR DESIGNATION
Connectors for 2005147 Motherboard

PURPOSE

JP1

ULTRAVOICE Controller Interconnect

JP2

Expansion Port

JP3

Amplifier 1 Interconnect

JP4

Amplifier 2 Interconnect

JP5

Amplifier 3 Interconnect

JP6

Amplifier 4 Interconnect

JP7

Amplifier 5 Interconnect

JP8

Amplifier 6 Interconnect

JP9

Amplifier 7 Interconnect

JP10

Amplifier 8 Interconnect

JP11

Rotator Relay Pins:


1&2 Normally Open Contact
-Relay is fused at 20 amps

JP12

600-Ohm Audio Pins:


1&2 Transformer Balanced Audio
-See specifications for levels
-See controller JP8 jumper
- Requires PTT @ JP15-10

JP13

24 V Power Output
Pins:
1
Ground
2
24 VDC
-Fused at 10 amps

JP14

Remote Activation InputPins:


1,10
ISO Ground
2
Function 1
3
Function 2
4
Function 3
5
Function 4
6
Function 5
7
Function 6
8
Function 7

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JP15

Sensor Inputs
Pins:
1,3,5,7,9,11 ISO Ground
2
Spare #1
4
Intrusion
6
Solar
8
AC Power
10
600 ohm PTT
12
Spare #2

JP16

Isolated Power Supply


Pins:
1
5 VDC (-)
2
5 VDC (+)
- 150 mA maximum current
For external equipment

JP17

Rotation Sensor Input


Pins:
1
ISO Ground
2
North - active low
3
South - active low
4
East - active low
5
West - active low

JP18

Expansion Port, Primary Cabinet


Pins:
1
Ground
2
I2C VCC 5 VDC
3
Serial Clock 2
4
Serial Data 2
5
Amplifier Audio Signal 1
6
Amplifier Audio Signal 2

JP19

Test Speaker (listen to receive audio)


Pins:
1
Receive audio (same as TP6)
2
Ground

JP20

Charger Sensor Input


Pins:
1,3
Ground
2
Input from charger
-See JP4 on controller board

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JP21

Amplifier 1 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP22

Amplifier 2 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP23

Amplifier 3 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP24

Amplifier 4 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP25

Amplifier 5 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP26

Amplifier 6 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

JP27

Amplifier 7 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

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JP28

Amplifier 8 Output
Pins:
1
SIG 2
SIG +

P29

Expansion Port, Secondary Cabinet


Pins:
1
Ground
2
I2C VCC 5VDC
3
Serial Clock 1
4
Serial Data 1
5
Amplifier Audio Signal 1
6
Amplifier Audio Signal 2

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5.4 Yagi Antenna Installation
Yagi Antenna Pre-Assembly
1. Unpack the antenna and locate the
following parts:
Boom (1-14 for 5 element
model, 7/8 diameter for 3
element model)
3/8 diameter elements
(y---3 = 3 elements, y----5 = 5
elements)
Gamma match parts bag
Mounting bracket parts bag
2. Find the proper element dimension chart
for your antenna, within the antenna
instructions, and trim each element
according to your operating frequency.
Use care to trim equal lengths from
each end of each element ensuring that
the mounting hole is at the center.
Note A: Proper trimming and adjustment is
critical to the voltage standing wave ratio,
known as VSWR. (Basic understanding, in
laymens terms, for VSWR- reflected power
is bad and decreases forward power). (The
life of the radio and transmit capabilities is
dependent upon the VSWR being low as
possible).
Note B: If two frequencies are being used,
then trim the antenna to the transmit
frequency of the unit where the antenna will
be mounted.
3. Insert the elements into their respective
locations through the boom, starting with
R1 (the reflective element) in the hole
closest to the mounting holes. Then
insert Dr, D1 etc. in that order.
Note A: Shortest element is furthest
away from the mount and increases in
size as it gets closer to the mount.

Note B: Be very careful to line up the


holes and not cross thread when
securing the elements in the next step.
The bolts must tighten all the way down
upon the lock washers.
4. Secure the elements with the
stainless steel 10-32 hex bolts
and #10 lockwashers provided.
5. Locate the connector/brass tube
assembly in the gamma match
parts bag and insert the
assembly first through the
connector bracket, then thread
the connector into the bracket. Be
sure to tighten the connector
fully. A drop of Locktite or other
threadlock may be used in the
threads
to
eliminate
the
possibility of the connector
loosening.
6. Slide the gamma link onto the driven
element and assemble the gamma
match as shown in figure 1 or 2. Set
dimensions A and B to those
shown in table 1. Setting the match
to the dimensions shown for your
antenna is a good starting point that
will allow you to quickly line tune
later. Complete the assembly by
attaching the end cap onto the end
of the gamma tube. The antenna is
now ready for final tuning.
5.5 Final VSWR Tuning
1. Before final installation of the
antenna, temporarily set it up in a
clear area at least six feet above the
ground.
Note A: Do not touch the antenna while
the radio is transmitting.
Note B: Ensure antenna is not touching
any conductive material and is pointed

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away from all objects and people. Pointing
antenna at objects in close proximity may
act as a reflector and create inaccurate
readings.

obstacles will allow, and install on


side of pole closest to the receiving
station. Aim antenna at receiving
station.

2. Apply RF power to the antenna at the


transmit frequency to be used at that
antenna, and check for the low VSWR
while performing each of the following
steps.

Note A: Objects around the antenna will


affect the antenna, keep antenna
pointed away from objects.

A. First, loosen the set screw with the Allen


key provided and make a slight
adjustment to the aluminum gamma
tube for the lowest VSWR (Reflected
power).
B. Next adjust the gamma link along the
driven element for the lowest VSWR.
C. Repeat the above steps until the lowest
VSWR is achieved. Reflected power
must be less than 10% of the forward
power.
D. Return to the dimensions shown in
Table 1 if there is any trouble achieving
a good match. If the element
dimensions are incorrect for the
frequency being used, low VSWR may
be
unattainable.
If
the
VSWR
specification is still unattainable, replace
the cable (a simple ohm meter check of
the cable does not guarantee that the
antenna cable is good, due to the DMM
not having the ability to check the cable
at high frequencies). If that does not
take care of the problem, replace the
antenna.
5.6 Mount Yagi Antenna
**NOTE**
SEE FIGURE BELOW FOR MOUNTING
ANTENNA
1. Install antenna, (using installation
bracket or equivalent) as high as
possible in which the antenna cable and

2. Ensure antenna cable connections


are tight. Seal all connection points
with heatshrink or tape and seal with
Scotch Coat, or equivalent.
3. Apply RF power to the antenna at
the transmit frequency to be used at
that antenna, and check the VSWR
(Reflected power). Reflected power
must be less than 10% of the
forward power.
4. If the VSWR specification is
unattainable, replace the cable (a
simple ohm meter check of the cable
does not guarantee that the antenna
cable is good, due to the DMM not
having the ability to check the cable
at high frequencies). If that does not
take care of the problem, replace the
antenna.
5.7 Omni Antenna Installation
Fiberglass, no tune models
**NOTE**
SEE FIGURE 6-10 FOR MOUNTING
ANTENNA
1. Install antenna, (using installation
bracket or equivalent) as high as
possible in which the antenna cable
and obstacles will allow, and install
on side of pole closest to the
receiving station.

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Note A: Objects around the antenna will
affect the antenna, keep antenna away
from objects.
2. Ensure antenna cable connections are
tight. Seal all connection points with
heatshrink or tape and seal with Scotch
Coat, or equivalent.
3. Apply RF power to the antenna at the
transmit frequency to be used at that
antenna, and check the VSWR

(Reflected power). Reflected power


must be less than 10% of the
forward power.
If
the
VSWR
specification
is
unattainable, replace the cable (a simple
ohm meter check of the cable does not
guarantee that the antenna cable is
good, due to the DMM not having the
ability to check the cable at high
frequencies). If that does not take care
of the problem, replace the antenna.

Yagi Antenna Installation Example


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Omni Antenna Installation Example


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SECTION VI
PRE-OPERATION CHECKOUT AND TEST
Note: See UV RTU Field Service Data Sheet located at the end of this section. This is
the suggested data sheet that can be used to test the siren.

6.0

Amplifier and Speaker


Pre-Operation Checkout

With an ohmmeter capable of accurately


measuring resistance of less than 10
ohms, hold the meter probes on the
speaker terminal strips at the bottom of
the system motherboard for each
amplifier and measure the resistance at
the output of that amplifier. The
resistance should be approximately 4.5
ohms. A different reading indicates a
possible wiring error or faulty driver in
the speaker array. Since the 400 watt
speaker circuits are comprised of two
sets of series wired speaker drivers
connected in parallel, if one of the
drivers in a circuit were to open,
approximately 9 ohms would be
measured. If 200 watt DSA speaker
combinations are used, a 10.8 ohm
reading should be measured across the
200 watt load.
WARNING
The output sound level of a Modulator
Siren is capable of causing permanent
hearing damage at short distances;
sound levels may exceed 150 dB.
Therefore, ALWAYS wear adequate
hearing protection when performing
tests or maintenance on the siren.
Power should be supplied to the siren
so that the batteries may be charged for
a period of 24 hours prior to operation of

the siren in order to ensure full charge of


the batteries. (Alternatively, the batteries
may be charged externally before
installation following battery the battery
manufacturers
recommendations.)
Typical battery voltage should be 27.2
VDC when fully charged at room
temperature. (See specification section
for details.)
After the batteries have been charged, a
simple and non-annoying test for siren
operation would be to disconnect all
amplifier terminal strip connectors from
the bottom of the system mother board,
press one of the manual activation
switches to start one of the preprogrammed functions. The signal A & B
LEDs should light on the control,
indicating that the tone is being
generated from the control module and
the amplifier power and output LEDs
should be lit. Now momentarily insert
the
terminal
strip
connectors
sequentially for each amplifier. You will
hear the siren tone from the speaker
array for the duration of the time that the
connector is installed (amplifier output
points on the connector should read 67
VAC RMS nominally, this level will read
higher when the speakers are removed).
Cancel the signal tone or wait for it to
time out (typically 3 minutes). If you
wish, you may insert all of the terminal
strip connectors and activate any or all
signals for full volume siren testing.

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6.1

Initial Checkout

The siren is now ready to operate as a


stand-alone device with control from the
front panel. If you wish to remotely
control this siren via landline, you will
find terminal blocks located at the
bottom of the system motherboard
labeled
REMOTE
ACTIVATION
INPUTS (JP14). A momentary, dry
contact closure between COM and any
other JP14 terminal will activate the
associated function (see Section 5.3).
The SIG OUTPUT LED indicates that
the amplifier output signal level is
sufficient for siren signal operation.
FINAL TESTS
Note: Refer to the factory data sheet
and unit programming data sheet, which
should have been shipped with the
controller.
If the controller is using two-way
communication, calibrate the Quiet Test
function by pressing switches 2 & 3 on
the front panel at the same time.

All siren signals should be tested at this


time by momentarily depressing the
appropriate switch on the control
module front panel, or if possible by
radio activation. If included, the optional
radio interface should be tested at this
time. See Options Section concerning
radio information. Test and verify proper
operation of all functions over the radio
system. If two way radio communication,
then check the Central Control Unit
base station reports for failures.
After the installation is complete and it
has been established that the siren is
operating
properly,
Federal
recommends that the Control Unit and
battery box be padlocked to discourage
vandalism.
A factory test data sheet and unit
programming data sheet should have
been shipped with the controller.
Suggest that these data sheets be kept
on record by the customer for future
reference.

Note: See UV RTU Field Service Data Sheet located at the end of this section. This is
the suggested data sheet that can be used to test the siren.

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Customer:
Contact Person:
Radio Shop:

UV RTU Field Report


Project Number:
Phone:
Contact:

Date:
Second Phone:
Phone:

Siren Type:

S/N:

Voltage:

Controller Type:

Antenna: Omni
Yagi

A/C Service: O.H.


U.G.

CPU Software:

Program file:

SMV:

Radio Information: Low Band


Radio Frequency: TX

UHF

RX

Site:
A/C voltage:

VHF

V AC

800

Trunk

12.5 kHz

PL

S/N:

Address:

Battery voltage:

Charger voltage:

Battery Type:

25 kHz

Model:

Zone:

Manufacturer:

Press buttons 2 & 3 on the CPU control board simultaneously. This will calibrate the speakers and amplifiers.
Remove audio output lines from Amps 1-8 on the motherboard by pulling down on them. This will remove the speakers from the
circuit.
Select and execute the STEADY signal. Take RMS readings while unit is performing this function. When done recording readings
cancel STEADY signal.
Replace audio line to their appropriate location. Record impedance of each speaker driver.

RMS VAC
Amp 1
VAC

Impedance
Amp 1

Sensor
Intrusion Sensor

State
Pass

Fail

Amp 2

VAC

Amp 2

Low Battery

Pass

Fail

Amp 3

VAC

Amp 3

AC Power On

Pass

Fail

Amp 4

VAC

Amp 4

AC Power Off

Pass

Fail

Amp 5

VAC

Amp 5

Amp 6

VAC

Amp 6

Amp 7

VAC

Amp 7

Amp 8

VAC

Amp 8

Descant in Control Cabinet: Yes


No

Debris in Control Cabinet: Yes


No

Antenna connectors sealed: Yes


No
Tested by:

Date:

Notes:

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SECTION VII
MAINTENANCE
7.0

General
WARNING

Service or maintenance should be


performed by qualified personnel
familiar with the siren, associated
controls, and power sources being used
and in conjunction with the authorities
having jurisdiction.
The sound output of the siren is capable
of causing permanent hearing damage.
Use adequate hearing protection and
avoid excessive exposure.

The UltraVoice series siren controller is


designed to require a minimum amount
of maintenance. In addition, experience
has shown that all Federal sirens are
highly reliable devices. However, if a
siren failure does occur, Federal will
provide technical assistance with
problems that cannot be handled
satisfactorily and promptly locally. If
assistance is desired, contact:
FWS Service Department
Signal Division
Federal Signal Corporation
2645 Federal Signal Drive
University Park, Illinois 60466
(800) 524-3021

Before servicing or maintaining, ensure


that remote activation cannot occur and
disconnect power to the siren and its
controls.

7.1 Control Unit Preventive


Maintenance

WARNING
The sound output of sirens is capable of
causing permanent hearing damage at
short distances. Therefore, ALWAYS
wear
hearing
protection
when
performing tests or maintenance on the
siren.
To prevent the siren from sounding,
always turn off the power to the siren at
the AC disconnect switch and remove
any DC power being supplied by the
Battery Box before inspecting or
maintaining the siren.

Test the siren for proper operation at


least once a month. A daily test at noon,
curfew, or other selected time is
preferred. This not only enhances the
usefulness of the siren and verifies that
it remains ready for use in an
emergency, but instills public confidence
in the reliability of the warning system.
In order to minimize the possibility siren
failure,
annual
inspection
and
maintenance
is
recommended.
Additionally see pre operation checkout
and test section.

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7.2

Note the color and location of the


wires going to the driver.
Remove the driver by turning it
counterclockwise. Make sure that
the male threads are lightly
greased, then install the new
driver. Reconnect the wires as
previously noted. Reinstall the
inspection
plate.
Repeat
resistance check above.

General Maintenance

A. Driver Replacement/Inspection
Each amplifier drives four 100-Watt
speakers.
To measure the resistance of a given
speaker set, proceed as follows:
1. Set an ohmmeter to its low
resistance range, and hold the
ohmmeter probes to the outputs
on the terminal strip (JP21-28)
(at the bottom of the system
mother board).
2. Observe the DC resistance of the
speakers. Normal DC resistance
of a speaker set of 4 drivers is
approximately 4.5 ohms. A DC
resistance measurement of less
than 3.5 ohms indicates that one
or both of the speakers is
probably shorted. A reading of
approximately 9 ohms or more
indicates that at least one of the
speakers in the set is open; a
reading of infinity indicates that
both speaker sets are open.
3. If a resistance is abnormal,
perform resistance checks on
each speaker individually at the
speaker array. Refer to the signal
connections section for speaker
locations. Each individual driver
is 4.5 ohms.
4. To replace a defective driver,
remove the four (4) hex head 1/4inch mounting bolts that are
holding the inspection plate.
Make sure the flat washers and
split washers are not misplaced.

5. Test the siren to verify the driver


has been properly installed.
B.

Signal Operational Check


1. When checking for proper control
module output, unplug the
terminal strip connectors to the
speakers (at the bottom of the
system motherboard) to eliminate
output from the speaker array.
2. Activate each of the signals and
observe the signal indicators on
the control module and the
amplifiers.
3. If desired, an oscilloscope or
digital multi-meter (DMM) can be
connected to the amplifier
module output terminal strip to
observe the amplifier output. This
output should be at least 67 Vrms
during a signal. To limit sound
output, plug in one amplifier
terminal strip connector at a time
during this test.
4. Plug all of the amplifier terminal
strip connectors to enable
amplifier outputs.

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Battery Check

A. Qualifications:

1. The voltage of a fully charged set


of
batteries
should
be
approximately 27.2 VDC, and
charger current should be less
than 2 amps. The charger is set
for 27.2 +/- 0.1 VDC at room
temperature.

Radio shop and/or a properly trained


radio technician.
B.
1)
2)
3)
4)

2. Load test the batteries per the


manufacturers specifications.
3. Some batteries are equipped with
a built-in hydrometer. When the
hydrometer "eye" is green, the
battery is charged. If the "eye" is
dark, the battery needs charging.
If the "eye" is light in color, the
battery is low on fluid and should
be inspected for leaks. Maintain
or replace the battery as
recommended
by
its
manufacturer; obey local or state
laws governing the disposal of
lead-acid batteries.
4. Check the battery terminals for
corrosion. Clean and grease
connectors and terminals, if
necessary.

7.3

Note:

Adjustment Procedure for


2005026,
2005027
or
2005240 One Way Radio
Receiver
This
procedure
previously
completed at factory. Only
complete if radio re-alignment is
required.
Two-way
radio
adjustment procedure is in the
next section.

Equipment Required:

C.

Service Monitor
Oscilloscope
Digital Multimeter
Pickup loop- used to pick up
close proximity RF from the VCO.
A. Can be made from any nonpolarity 0.1 uF cap and
Oscilloscope cable.
1) Solder one lead of the
cap to the center lead of
the Oscope cable.
2) The other leads are not
used
and
may
be
trimmed
Setup:

1. Connect the Unit Under Test


(UUT) to the service monitor.
D.

Receive audio adjustment


1. Modulate the correct RF signal
into the receiver with a 1 kHz
tone at 3 kHz deviation. If
bandwidth is 12.5, then modulate
at 1.5 kHz deviation.
2. Adjust the level at TP10 (2005141
controller card) for 1 Vp-p, using
the REC gain adjustment R59
(2005141 controller card front
panel).
3. If this step fails to solve issue,
then proceed with next steps, the
complete radio alignment.

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Checking the VCO frequency


range
1. Monitor voltage on TP2 with a
high impedance DC volt meter or
scope.
2. The voltage on TP2 should be
between 2 and 10 VDC for
2005026 and 2005027 receivers.
The voltage should be greater
than 3 VDC for 2005240
receivers.
3. The range of the VCO for
2005026 and 2005027 receivers,
can be set by using a solder
jumper to connect C68, C69, C70
and C71 to the VCO circuit. If the
Steering line voltage is to low,
connecting one or more of these
caps into the circuit will increase
the steering line voltage. Start
with C68 and additional caps as
needed to increase the voltage.
For best receiver performance,
this should be between 2 and 10
VDC.

F.

in which case the frequency will


be the receive frequency
+21.4 MHz.
3.

G.

Aligning the receiver and


setting squelch

1.

Using a service monitor set in


generate
mode,
inject
an
unmodulated RF carrier signal
into the receiver at a 100 V
carrier level. Open the squelch
pot R1 fully open.

2.

Using an analog DC voltmeter,


monitor the DC voltage on TP1.

3.

Adjust the coils in FL1 and then


FL3 (FL1 and FL2 for 2005240
receivers) for the most voltage on
TP1. TP1 may rise to about 2.0
Volts so it may be necessary to
turn down the carrier level from
the service monitor during the
tuning process.

4.

Set the carrier to a 0.5 V level


and re-tune the coils in FL1 and
FL3 (FL1 and FL2 for 2005240
receivers) after the first pass
through, as tuning the stages
ahead of a coil can change its
tuning.

5.

Modulate the signal into the


receiver with a 1 kHz tone at
3 kHz deviation (1.5 kHz for
narrowband receivers).

Setting the Synthesizer on


frequency
1. Set the service monitor to receive
VCO frequency. Monitor the
frequency of the VCO by placing
a pickup loop on top of the VCO
IC. This is U7 for 2005026 and
2005027 receivers or U9 for
2005240 receivers. (pickup loop
requires no electrical connection
to VCO, just close proximity).

Adjust the frequency of the VCO


using the trimmer cap in TCXO
U1 until the frequency is within
+
/- 300 Hz.

2. The VCO frequency should be


the receive frequency -21.4 MHz,
unless the unit is a Lowband unit,
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Monitor the receive audio, at the


2005141 controller card Rx test
TP10, with oscilloscope and
adjust coil L1 for the most level.

7.

Adjust the level at TP10


(2005141 controller card) for
1 Vp-p, using the REC gain
adjustment
R59
(2005141
controller card front panel).

8.

on the controller card and reduce


the level of the RF signal from the
service monitor until the SINAD
meter reads 12 dB. The reading
must be less than 0.35 V.
9.

Connect the service monitor


SINAD meter input to the TP10

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RF.
Adjust
R1
until
D1
(RECEIVE) on the controller
board just turns ON. This is the
squelch adjustment.

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7.4

Adjustment Procedure for


a Two-Way Radio Receiver

Note:

This
procedure
previously
completed at factory. Only
complete if radio re-alignment is
required or radio is installed in
the field.

A.

Qualifications:

Radio shop and/or a properly trained


radio technician.
B.

Equipment Required:
1. Service Monitor
2. Oscilloscope

C.

Setup:
1. Connect the Unit Under Test
(UUT) to the service monitor.

D.

Receive audio adjustment

2. Measure the deviation level using


service monitor set to the correct
RF.
3. Adjust the TX level (2005141
controller card front panel) for
3 kHz deviation. If bandwidth is
12.5, then adjust for 1.5 kHz
deviation. (If using private line,
add 0.75 kHz private line
deviation to the signal.)
4. If this step fails to solve issue,
then check base station deviation
levels as per base station
documentation and manual. Also
if used, check the repeater.

7.5

1. Using service monitor, modulate


the correct RF signal into the
receiver with a 1kHz tone at
3 kHz deviation. If bandwidth is
12.5, then modulate at 1.5 kHz
deviation. (If using private line,
add 0.75 kHz private line
deviation to the signal.)
2. Adjust the level at TP10 (2005141
controller card) for 1 Vp-p using
the REC gain adjustment R59
(2005141 controller card front
panel).
E.

1. Simultaneously press buttons 5 &


7 on the 2005141 controller card.
This will cause the controller to
transmit for approximately 8
seconds

Transmit deviation adjustment

600-Ohm Adjustment
Procedure for
Activation Audio

Note: To use the 600-Ohm input for


activation receive audio, at JP8 a
jumper must be across pins 2-3. JP8 is
located internally on the main controller
card.
1. RX adjustment
a. Transmit a tone from the base
station.
i. Ensure base station TX
level was previously
adjusted properly.
1. Ensure tone is not
clipped by viewing
waveform with an
oscilloscope.

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2. Nominal
base
station TX level
would be 1 Vp-p
b. Adjust the level at TP10
(2005141 controller card) for
1 Vp-p
i. REC gain adjustment R59
(2005141 controller card
front panel).
1. Ensure tone is not
clipped by viewing
waveform with an
oscilloscope.
2. TX adjustment (If one way
communication, then this step
can be skipped)
a. Simultaneously press buttons
5 & 7 on the 2005141
controller card. This will cause
the controller to transmit for
approximately 8 seconds.
b. Determine proper siren TX
level required.
i. Nominal UV TX level
would 1 Vp-p.
ii. The TX levels for all of the
siren controllers must be
the same.
1. Once one siren TX
level is adjusted, all
other sirens must
be adjusted to the
same level.
a. Measured at the
Base station.
c. Adjust the TX level (2005141
controller card front panel) for
the correct level determined
above.
d. Ensure tone is not clipped or
distorted by viewing waveform
with oscilloscope.

7.6

600-Ohm
Adjustment
Procedure for External
Audio Source Input

Note: To use the 600 ohm input for


external audio, at JP8 a jumper must
be across pins 1-2. JP8 is located
internally on the main controller card.
1. Audio source adjustment for
external audio source.
a. Transmit a tone from the
external audio source.
i. Ensure tone is not
clipped or distorted by
viewing waveform with
an oscilloscope.
ii. Nominal external audio
source level would be
1 Vp-p.
iii. If required adjust the
external audio source.
2. Audio source adjustment for UV
controller.
a. Transmit a tone from the
external audio source
b. Contact closure at JP15 pins
10 and 11 (PTT: Push To
Talk) is required to activate
audio mode.
c. Adjust the level using the
external
audio
gain
adjustment R111
d. (R111 located internally on
the 2005141 controller card
circuit card).
i. Preferred method of
setting this level is to use
a dB meter or by ear.
1. Activate siren via
external
audio
source.

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2. Set for same level
as the standard
siren sounds.

7.7
1.

3. Ensure that
sound
is
distorted.

the
not

Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
NO RADIO DECODE

ACTION
A. Unit was not armed before sending a
DTMF function code (or) Unit is not
programmed to recognize that particular
code sequence (or) Signal is not being
received properly.
B. Verify programming is correct. Check the
received audio signal quality at the RX test
pin on the front of the control board.
Decoder not programmed. Check radio
connections if external (see wiring diagram).
Check for proper C/D polarity setting. Insure
that radio is working properly by using a
service monitor to inject a strong, clean
signal. Check transmitter deviation.
Check battery voltage. Check speaker
impedance (see maintenance section).
Also, check signal indicators on amplifiers
during a function. If indicators are off,
remove amplifier for service.

2.

NO TWO TONE DECODE

3.

LOW OUTPUT FROM SPEAKER


ARRAY

4.

FUNCTION STOPS BEFORE


NORMAL TIME-OUT

Batteries may require further charging.


Check battery voltage under load. Check
charger output.

5.

LOCAL PA FEEDS BACK

Lower PA volume using knob above MIC


connector.

6.

LOCAL PA HAS LITTLE OR NO


OUTPUT

Hold MIC close to mouth. Increase PA


volume using knob above MIC connector.

7.

BATTERIES NOT HOLDING


CHARGE

Check that charger fuses are intact and


check charger output.
Load test batteries.

8.

EOWS*612 DOES NOT ROTATE

Check that the rotation relay on the system

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motherboard is operating (indicated by LED
D2). Also check fuses F1 and F2 on
motherboard.

9.
10.

PROBLEM

ACTION

RADIO PA TAKES TOO LONG


TO TIME OUT
LANDLINE ACTIVATION INPUTS
DO NOT FUNCTION

Check radio for proper operation of squelch.


CD LED should light while carrier is present.
Verify minimum 0.5 second contact closure
is applied to JP14 on the motherboard.

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SECTION VIII
OPTIONS
8.0

Radio Control

The siren can be activated by a radio


signal when the optional radio receiver
is incorporated into the Control Unit.
Activation by radio control has the
advantage that control lines are not
required between the siren control site
and the siren location. A suitable
receiver in the Control Unit can control
voice and tone signals. Federal Signal
offers the controller with a full line of
synthesized receivers built in which
cover the low, high and UHF bands.
Federal Signal receivers are connected
to a sealed female PL259 (SO239)
cabinet mounted bulkhead connector.
The antenna cable connection is made
to the female PL259 (SO239) connector
outside the cabinet. This connection
should be protected from moisture. The
antenna should be mounted facing the
activating radio antenna per instructions
provided with the antenna. See section
7 for radio adjustment procedure.

8.1

Two-Way Sensor Package

This option uses a variety of sensors in


the ULTRAVOICE Series Controller,
which when equipped with a two way
radio allows the remote units to
communicate their status back to the
base station. This reduces station down
time by quickly alerting operating
personnel to potential problems at
remote units.

The package itself consist of sensors to


provide information on the following
conditions:
1. AC Power
2. Battery Voltage (built in)
3. Charger Operation (built in)
4. Activation Current (built in)
5. Signal A (built in)
6. Signal B (built in)
7. Quiet Test (Amplifiers and
Drivers built in)
8. Intrusion
9. Local activation/False Alarm
10. Amplifier Condition
11. Rotation (Rotating sirens only)
All sensors are optically coupled to
provide protection in electrical
interface conditions. Consult Federal
Warning
Systems
for
further
information.

8.2

Local Quiet Test

This option allows performing Quiet


Tests on the siren control and siren
speaker array. Quiet Test uses a 20 kHz
tone to quietly test the tone generators,
amplifiers, and speaker drivers. To
perform this test the Quiet Test must be
programmed under one of the activation
codes. If it is one of the first 7 codes
then it can be activated manually
through the switches on the front panel
or with the remote activation inputs.
Normally once the Quiet Test is
programmed under one of the activation
codes, the code is activated over the
radio channel, the panel switches or

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with a local laptop computer running
SFCDWARE.
A.

Operation

The results of a Quiet Test can be


obtained remotely using the SS2000
printout or the SFCDWARE control and
status monitoring software. The status
can also be obtained locally at the siren
site with a portable computer running
SFCDWARE. The actual amplifier
voltage and current are monitored with
Quiet Test providing a true indication of
each amplifier and load performance.
Calibration of the Quiet Test can be
performed by pressing switches 2 & 3
on the front panel at the same time.
Prior to performing a calibration the
speakers must be known good, as per
maintenance section.

B.

Finding Faults

8.3

Digital Voice

When purchased, the Digital Voice


option adds a unit that is capable of
playing up to 4 minutes of factory
prerecorded messages in any sequence
from 16, 15-second messages to 4, 1minute messages.
The Digital Voice system can be
activated by using the radio receiver or
the siren controller panel switches. To
program activation codes with Digital
Voice Messages under them; follow the
instructions
in
the
programming
software. It is possible to assign codes
to the functions DIG VOICE 1 through
DIG VOICE 16. As in all sounding
functions, the unit must first receive the
ARM command followed by one of the
six DIG VOICE commands to activate
the stored message. The Digital Voice
Volume
is
adjustable
via
a
potentiometer located on the controller
front panel, called DV Gain.

The siren automatically will do a reset


when running a Quiet Test. Reset prior
to a Quiet Test is not required. After a
test, the siren must be polled from the
SS2000. The SS2000 printout will
indicate the present siren status.
When using SFCDWARE, the controller
will automatically update the Quiet Test
status each time a new Quiet Test is
run. The status can be obtained from
the status detail screen and from the
Reports menu.

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8.4

than 1.5 Amps of current in transmit.


Use both grounds and both +12
VDC connections for current
handling. If a higher current output
is required, a 24 VDC 12 VDC
voltage
converter
must
be
purchased. This converter is
provided with the UVT series
models. Do not use one of the 12
VDC batteries to run the radio
equipment.

Installation of Other
Manufacturers Radio
Receivers in UltraVoice
Siren Controllers
CAUTION

Improper installation of radio control


equipment may cause the siren to
malfunction or operate intermittently.
Installation must only be performed by
experienced radio technicians who have
thoroughly read this manual.

1.

TUNING - Tune the radio receiver to


the manufacturer's specifications.

2.

POWER - Determine the radio


power
requirements.
The
ULTRAVOICE
control
panel
provides +12 VDC on the RADIO
connector on the front panel, as
shown below;
RADIO Connector, 8 pin MOD jack;
1. Receive Audio,150 mV-10 Vp-p
2. Transmit Audio, 50 mV-3 Vp-p
3. Carrier Detect - active low
4. PTT- active low
5. +12 VDC
6. GND
7. +12 VDC
8. GND
This voltage source must not be
used for radios, which draw more

1. AUDIO

The
ULTRAVOICE
controller Receive Audio input
should be connected to the deemphasized audio output of the
radio. Use shielded audio grade
cable and keep wire runs as short as
possible. The receive audio level can
vary from 150 mV 3 Vp-p unclipped.
2. The Transmit Audio output
adjustable from 50 mV - 3 Vp-p.

is

3. C.D. - The carrier detect signal from


the radio must pull to ground when
active. The radio carrier detect signal
is useful for controlling live PA.
When the C.D. signal is removed
from the controller for over 5
seconds,
the
controller
will
automatically cancel the PA function
eliminating the need to broadcast the
cancel tones over the siren.
4. PTT The PTT output pulls to
ground when active to key the radio.

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*MSG_O_
*MSG_P_
.*_WAIL_
*P_WAIL
*A_WAIL
*STEADY
*P_STDY
*A_STDY
*_AUX__
*PHASE+

8.5 Serial Port Control


All control functions may be activated by
the serial port control using 7 character
ASCII strings.
Serial port configuration:
Flow Control
interface)
Baud Rate
Parity
Data Bits
Stop Bits

None

(three

wire

1200
None
8
1

Serial command dictionary:


*_ARM__
*CANCEL
*_VOICE
*Q_TEST
*DISARM
*ZONEA_
*ZONEB_
*ZONEC_
*ZONED_
*REPORT
*RESET_

*MSG_A_
*MSG_B_
*MSG_C_
*MSG_D_
*MSG_E_
*MSG_F_
*MSG_G_
*MSG_H_
*MSG_I_
*MSG_J_
*MSG_K_
*MSG_L_
*MSG_M_
*MSG_N_

Voice MSG 16

Enable turbo mode


forward direction

*PHASE-

Enable turbo mode


Backward direction

*LOWPWR

Low Power Mode

*xxxxxx

Zone command: x
= 1 for enable zone;
x = 0 for disable
zone.

Public Address
CODExx

xx = user program
number to run (150).
Example:*CODE01 will run
program 01; *CODE02 will run
program 02

Rotate to Zone A.

Cancel any
functions and clear
latched status bits.
Digital voice MSG1

8.6 Status Monitoring:


The UltraVoice siren controller monitors
various
diagnostic
conditions
for
reporting back to a central monitoring
station using optional control and status
monitoring hardware and software.
Status items monitored:
Siren Type
Function State (Code running)
Unit ID

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Amplifier status for each amp in
the unit depending on siren type*
Audio A*
Audio B*
Master Current*
Battery *
Charger
AC Power
Control Box Intrusion
Battery Box Intrusion
False Alarm/Local Activation*
Rotation*

10

11

* Latched Items -- remain set until


reception of a Reset command or
another function is run.
Status information is transmitted either
as a DTMF or FSK data string over the
communications channel and as an
ASCII string over the RS-232 port.
Report back transmission will occur
when one of two conditions exist:
1) Reception of a REPORT
command or
2) One of the asynchronous status
conditions changes state.

12

13

8.7 DTMF Report Format


Digit #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Description

14

Start Character, always a DTMF *


Unit Type programmed into unit
(see Unit Type Definition)
Code Number Active most significant
digit (see Code Number Definition)
Code Number Active least significant
digit (see Code Number Definition)
Unit Number, BCD most significant digit
Unit Number, BCD middle digit
Unit Number, BCD least significant digit
Sensor Status, Amplifiers 1-4
Bit 1 = Amp 1
(Bit = 1 = Not Active)
Bit 2 = Amp 2

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Bit 3 = Amp 3
Bit 4 = Amp 4
Sensor Status, Amplifiers 5-8
Bit 1 = Amp 5
Bit 2 = Amp 6
Bit 3 = Amp 7
Bit 4 = Amp 8
Sensor Status, Amplifiers 9-12
Bit 1 = Amp 9
Bit 2 = Amp 10
Bit 3 = Amp 11
Bit 4 = Amp 12
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Battery
(0 = Battery Okay)
Bit 2 = Master Current
(0 = At least one amp drawing
current)
Bit 3 = Audio B
(0 = Audio Present)
Bit 4 = Audio A
(0 = Audio Present)
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Intrusion Cabinet 1
(0 = Door Closed)
Bit 2 = Not used
Bit 3 = AC Power
(0 = Ac Power On)
Bit 4 = Charger
(1 = Charger On)
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Rotation
(0 = Rotation Occurred)
Bit 2 = Not Used
Bit 3 = Spare
(0 = Spare Closed)
Bit 4 = False Alarm
(0 = False alarm occurred)
Terminating Character, always a
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ASCII Equivalent
DTMF
BCD
ASCII
Character Equivalent Equivalent
1
0001
1
2
0010
2
3
0011
3
4
0100
4
5
0101
5
6
0110
6
7
0111
7
8
1000
8
9
1001
9
0
1010
:
*
1011
;
#
1100
<
A
1101
=
B
1110
>
C
1111
?
D
0000
0

Code Number Active


DTMF
Function
Characters
DD
Standby
D1
Code 1
D2
Code 2
D3
Code 3
.
.
D9
Code 9
1D
Code 10
11
Code 11
.
.
19
Code 19
2D
Code 20
.
.
.
49
Code 49
5D
Code 50

Unit Types
DTMF
Character

Siren Types

4
5
6
7
8
9
0

MOD1004
MOD2008
MOD3012
EOWS-612
MOD4016
MOD5020
MOD6024 &
MOD6048
Custom

Note: Code numbers refer to a


programming block of siren functions
that have been programmed into the
siren controller using the MCP Windows
programming software.
Refer to the example report string on the
following page.

Number of
Amps
Monitored
2
4
6
6
8
10
12
0

Note: Two amplifiers exist in each


physical amplifier assembly.
Each
amplifier section is reported on
separately except in the MOD6048 type
which bridges two amplifier sections into
one status report.

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Example DTMF Report String


Received DTMF report string =

*
0
D3
DD5
7

*0D3DD57C10B6*

Description of Status Report


Starting character
Siren type MOD6024 (six amplifiers)
Currently running code (0000) (0011) which equals the number 03.
Siren site number (0000) (0000) (0101), which equals site number 005
Sensor status is (0111),
Bit 1 is 1, Amp 1 is bad or not active
Bit 2 is 1, Amp 2 is bad or not active
Bit 3 is 1, Amp 3 is bad or not active
Bit 4 is 0, Amp 4 is active and good

Sensor status is (1111),

Bit 1 is 1, Amp 5 is bad or not active


Bit 2 is 1, Amp 6 is bad or not active
Bit 3 is 1, Amp 7 is bad or not active
Bit 4 is 1, Amp 8 is bad or not active

Sensor status is (0001),

Bit 1 is 1, Amp 9 is bad or not active


Bit 2 is 0, Amp 10 is active and good
Bit 3 is 0, Amp 11 is active and good
Bit 4 is 0, Amp 12 is active and good

Sensor status is (1010),

Bit 1 is 0, Battery is good


Bit 2 is 1, Master Current is not active
Bit 3 is 0, Signal B is active
Bit 4 is 1, Signal A is not active

Sensor status is (1110),

Bit 1 is 0, Intrusion has not occurred in cabinet 1


Bit 2 is 1, Not used
Bit 3 is 1, AC power is off
Bit 4 is 1, Charger is active

Sensor status is (0110),

Bit 1 is 0, Rotation has occurred


Bit 2 is 1, Not used, input not active
Bit 3 is 1, Spare is not active
Bit 4 is 0, False alarm has occurred

Terminating character

For serial transmission, the above report string is converted to an 8-bit ASCII value by
adding an offset of 30 Hex.

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8.8 Serial Report Format


The serial report string has been preserved from the MC series siren controller to
maintain compatibility. It has been expanded from the previous series controllers to
include the ability to report code numbers as is done with the DTMF report string while
still keeping the capability to report directly addressed functions.
The serial string has one function state character making it one character shorter than
the DTMF string. Unit types are the same as for the DTMF report format described in
the previous section. Also refer to the previous section for the BCD equivalent of the
ASCII codes.
For information on serial control strings, see Section 1.5 of this manual.
Serial Function State Definitions
ASCII Char. Function State
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
:
;
<
=
A
B
C
.
.
.
p
q
r

Wail
Pulsed Wail
Alt. Wail
Steady
Pulsed Steady
Alt. Steady
Aux
Alarm
Quiet Test
Cancel
Public Address
Armed
Standby
Digital Voice
Code 1
Code 2
Code 3

Code 48
Code 49
Code 50

Serial Report Format


Digit #
1
2
3
4
5

Description
Start Character, always an ASCII semicolon
Unit Type programmed into unit (see Unit Type Definition)
Function State (or code # ) Active (see Serial Function State Definitions)
Unit Number, BCD most significant digit
Unit Number, BCD middle digit

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7

10

11

12

13

Unit Number, BCD least significant digit


Sensor Status, Amplifiers 1-4
Bit 1 = Amp 1 (Bit = 1 = Not Active)
Bit 2 = Amp 2
Bit 3 = Amp 3
Bit 4 = Amp 4
Sensor Status, Amplifiers 5-8
Bit 1 = Amp 5
Bit 2 = Amp 6
Bit 3 = Amp 7
Bit 4 = Amp 8
Sensor Status, Amplifiers 9-12
Bit 1 = Amp 9
Bit 2 = Amp 10
Bit 3 = Amp 11
Bit 4 = Amp 12
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Battery
Bit 2 = Master Current
Bit 3 = Audio B
Bit 4 = Audio A
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Intrusion Cabinet 1
Bit 2 = Not Used
Bit 3 = AC Power
Bit 4 = Charger
Sensor Status
Bit 1 = Rotation
Bit 2 = Not Used
Bit 3 = Spare
Bit 4 = False Alarm
Terminating Character, always an ASCII semicolon

Example Serial Report String


Received serial report string = ; 0 3 0 0 5 7 ? 1 : > 6 ;

0
3
005
7

Description of Status Report


Starting character
Siren type MOD6024 (six amplifiers)
Function state = 3 corresponding to a Steady siren function
Siren site number (0000) (0000) (0101), which equals site number 005
Sensor status is (0111),
Bit 1 is 1, Amp 1 is bad or not active
Bit 2 is 1, Amp 2 is bad or not active
Bit 3 is 1, Amp 3 is bad or not active
Bit 4 is 0, Amp 4 is active and good

Sensor status is (1111),

Bit 1 is 1, Amp 5 is bad or not active


Bit 2 is 1, Amp 6 is bad or not active
Bit 3 is 1, Amp 7 is bad or not active
Bit 4 is 1, Amp 8 is bad or not active

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Sensor status is (0001),

Bit 1 is 1, Amp 9 is bad or not active


Bit 2 is 0, Amp 10 is active and good
Bit 3 is 0, Amp 11 is active and good
Bit 4 is 0, Amp 12 is active and good

Sensor status is (1010),

Bit 1 is 0, Battery is good


Bit 2 is 1, Master Current is not active
Bit 3 is 0, Signal B is active
Bit 4 is 1, Signal A is not active

>

Sensor status is (1110),

Bit 1 is 0, Intrusion has not occurred in cabinet 1


Bit 2 is 1, Not used
Bit 3 is 1, AC power is off
Bit 4 is 1, Charger is active

Sensor status is (0110),

Bit 1 is 0, Rotation has occurred


Bit 2 is 1, Not used, input not active
Bit 3 is 1, Spare is not active
Bit 4 is 0, False alarm has occurred

Terminating character

8.9 Solar Power Option


When purchased, the Solar option allows the siren to operate in areas where AC power
isnt available. Our PVS2110-24 model for the UltraVoice includes a solar regulator and
the solar panel kit. When installed, the batteries are charged by the battery charger via
the photovoltaic charging system providing operational power to the siren.

8.10 UV25ST Option


When purchased, the UV25ST allows the end-user the capability to reduce audio output
from the 70 VRMS standard to the 25 VRMS standard. This option is beneficial when
deploying the UltraVoice electronic controller in an indoor warning application.
The UV25ST has a similar form and fit as the UV400 amplifier. In an indoor application,
the UltraVoice controller can accommodate up to (4) UV400 amplifiers and (4) UV25ST.
For every UV400 amplifier utilized, a corresponding UV25ST must be purchased.
The UV25ST plug into the unused amplifier slots following the UV400 amplifiers.

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8.11 FS-SINAD Option


The SINAD Meter board is a small add-on board option that plugs into the siren
controller. This gives the user the ability to measure the quality of the received RF
signal reaching a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU). This option is only available on the
SFCDWARE two-way communication system (SFCDWARE version 7_22 and later).
The SFCDWARE system indicates the SINAD of the RTU through the selection of the
SINAD test. See SFCDWARE help file for details. This enables the ability to track
changes, which may indicate a degradation or failure in the receiving system. The onboard display also provides personnel in the field a way to visually confirm the quality of
the received signal.
The truest measure of a decoder ability to perform its function is the ratio of signal to
noise and distortion arriving at the decoder. The received audio that the decoder must
decode contains the intended signal plus any noise and distortion. Many things can
cause noise and distortion such as low transmitter power, terrain or weather conditions,
a malfunctioning receiver or its antenna, or even other nearby transmitters. The fact that
this measure of signal to noise and distortion ratio encompasses any and all things,
which have affected the received audio, makes it a valuable measure for predicting the
decoders ability to do its job.
This board measures the SINAD of a received 1200 Hz signal. The measured SINAD is
passed to the processor of the FCM and also displayed on 10 LEDs on the SINAD
Meter board. When the lowest LED lights, the SINAD is 3 dB and each successive LED
is another 3 dB, up to 30 dB SINAD. Acceptable SINAD is 18 dB.
Features:

SFCDWARE software indication of RTU SINAD


Accuracy to +/- 1 dB
Visual Display in 3 dB steps from 3 dB SINAD to 30 dB SINAD
Easy installation on existing controllers

8.12 Model UVTD-IP


The UVTD-IP combines the characteristics of a UVTD with Serial to Ethernet conversion
capabilites. This allows serial devices to communicate over an Ethernet network and
provides audio decoding of digitized audio sent over the network.
The converter is configured with its own fixed IP address and port number. When packets
of data are received over the Ethernet port that are addressed to the boards IP and port
number, they are converted to serial data and sent out over the serial port. Likewise, any
data coming into the serial port is converted to TCP/IP data packets and sent out over the
Ethenet port to the servers IP address. The unit also contains a digital to analog
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converter. This allows specially configured incoming data packets to be converted to
audio, which is then filtered and sent out over a 600 ohm audio port.
A.

Ethernet Board Specifications

Electrical
Input Voltage
Current Draw

10.5 - 95VDC
<150 mA

Serial Port
Serial Port Protocol

RS232C, N, 8, 1 baud rate configurable

Ethernet Port
Protocol

IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T connection

600 Ohm Audio Output Port


Protection
Impedance
Audio Output Level
(-17 dB to +2.7 dB) into 600 Ohms

MOV and Transorb surge protection


600 ohms
Adjustable from 0.30 to 3.00 Vp-p,

*NOTE: To use the 600 ohm input for activation receive audio, a jumper must be
across pins 2-3 at JP8. JP8 is located on the main controller card. Refer to section 600Ohm Adjustment Prodcedure for Activation Audio.
Connectors
JP1

600 Ohm Audio Output Port


Balanced line output

JP2

JTAG Emulation port

JP3

Audio Output Expanded or Flat Selection Jumper


Jumpers pins 1 & 2 for flat audio output
Jumpers pins 2 & 3 for expanded dynamic range audio output

JP4

RS232 Serial Port


123 - Ground, 0.5 amps maximum current capacity
4 - Radio transmit data from PC, standard RS232 levels
5 - Radio receive data to PC, standard RS232 levels
6 - Ground, 0.5 amps maximum current capacity
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JP5

FLASH Programming and Converter Configuration Port


12 - TX Data, standard RS232 levels
3 - RX Data, standard RS232 levels
4 - Ground
5 - Serial Clock input for FLASH programming, standard RS232 levels
6 - Processor Reset Not line, used in programming FLASH, 10K pull-up

JP6

10.5-95VDC Power Input


1 - (-)
2 - (+)

JP7

Resets board back to factory default settings.

J1

Ethernet Network Port


1 & 2 - Transmit data pair, balanced line
3 & 6 - Receive data pair, balanced line
4, 5, 7, 8 - AC coupled ground

Indicators
D1 - CPU Heartbeat indicator, green
D2 - Transmit data indicator, red
D3 - Receive data indicator, yellow
D4 - Power indicator, green
Controls
R1 600 ohm audio output level set
Environmental
Operating Temperature
Humidity

-30 C - +65 C
0- 95% non-condensing

Physical
Dimensions
Weight

~ 2 height, 4 width, 6.5" length.


< 2 lbs

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Serial to Ethernet Board

B.

Network Information

Protocols Supported

TCP/IP
UDP (optional)
XML (optional)
XMPP (optional)

IP Ports Used
16,887 (Codespear TCP/IP)
80 (HTTP)
3100 (optional UDP Serial Over IP)
3101 (optional UDP Voice Over IP)
IP Address
User selectable
TOS/DSCP (Type of Service)
User selectable
Bandwidth Requirements
Voice Over IP:
Siren Activation:
Siren Poll Response:

150K baud per connection


50 bytes per connection
74 bytes per connection

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8.13 UV6048 Satellite Models


The UV6048 Satellite models have been designed to allow two-way communication
through the use of satellites.
SATELLITE RECEIVER MODULE
The satellite receiver module is a two-way communicator board that plugs into the card
cage within the siren controller. The unit receives satellite signals and converts to RS232
data and audio for delivery to the siren control module.
The Lock LED will blink when the module receives a good signal. The receiver decodes
audio from the satellite and provides an audio output that connects to the siren control
board. The receiver provides a contact closure output that gates the 600-ohm audio
input to the siren controller.
LNB AMPLIFIER
The LNB is a low noise block amplifier responsible for lowering the high frequencies in
the satellite signals. The Uplink allows for the transmitting of signals from the siren to the
AeroAstro web servers.
DATA UPLINK
The Receiver module also includes a Globalstar satellite uplink that transmits serial data
from the siren controller back to the front end control point.
UPLINK ANTENNA
The Uplink antenna is a weather proof cabinet mounted LHCP antenna that transmits in
the 1610 MHz range.
AEROASTRO
AeroAstro receives data packets from the Globalstar network and provides this data to
the Federal Signal data web server over the internet. This server then forwards the data
to the Commander siren control and status monitoring software.
DTMF DECODER
Local DTMF radio activation is done through the use of a 1-way receiver module within
the UV controller.
STROBE LIGHT
A strobe light has been added to the siren to provide visual warning. Circuit protection for
this light is provided through the use of a 6 Amp fuse on the UV motherboard.

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MODULATOR SPEAKER ARRAY RETROFIT WIRING FOR ULTRAVOICE CONTROLLERS


MOD-UV-KIT (RETROFIT KIT)

CUT BLU &


WHT/BLU

4
CUT GRY &
WHT/GRY

5
CUT WHT &
BLK/WHT

6
CUT PINK &
WHT/PINK

WHT (JUMP)

2
D

C
1

BRN
WH
T/B
R

WHT/BRN

CUT YEL &


WHT/YEL

/WHT(JUMP)
/WHT/BRN
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/BRN
BROWN
/WHT(JUMP)
ORG
/WHT(JUMP)
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/ORG
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/ORG
ORG
/WHT(JUMP)
GRN
/WHT(JUMP)
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/GRN
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/GRN
GRN
/WHT(JUMP)
VIO
/WHT(JUMP)
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/VIO
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/VIO
VIO
/WHT(JUMP)
TAN
/WHT(JUMP)
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/TAN
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/TAN
TAN
/WHT(JUMP)
BLK
/WHT(JUMP)
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/BLK
WHT(JUMP)
/ WHT/BLK
BLK
/WHT(JUMP)
BROWN

WHT(JUMP)

N
BR

/ A-2
/ B-2
C-1/
C-2
D-1/
D-2
E-1 / E-2
F-1 / F-2
G-1/G-2
H-1/ H-2
I-1 / I-2
J-1 / J-2
K-1/ K-2
L-1 / L-2
M-1/M-2
N-1/ N-2
O-1/O-2
P-1/ P-2
Q-1/Q-2
R-1/ R-2
S-1/ S-2
T-1 / T-2
U-1/ U-2
V-1/ V-2
W - 1/ W - 2
X-1/ X-2

WHT (JUMP)

CUT RED &


WHT/RED

A-1

B-1

WIRE
COLOR

DRIVERTERMINAL

ACTIVE
MODULE

2
B

TOP VIEW MODULE 1

NOTE: EACH ACTIVE MODULE REQUIRES TWO WHITE JUMPERS (#T300214-09-009)

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(WITHOUT USING MOD-UV-KIT)
MODEL
MOD1004

MOD2008

MOD3012

MOD4016

MOD5020

MOD6024

WIRES EXTENDING
FROM MODULATOR
WHITE/BROWN
BROWN
WHITE/RED
RED

TO JP21-1 (MOTHERBOARD)

WHITE/ORANGE

TO JP22-1 (MOTHERBOARD)

JUMPER
TO JP21-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

ORANGE
WHITE/YELLOW
YELLOW

JUMPER
TO JP22-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

WHITE/GREEN
GREEN
WHITE/BLUE

TO JP23-1 (MOTHERBOARD)

BLUE

TO JP23-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

WHITE/VIOLET
VIOLET
WHITE/GRAY

TO JP24-1 (MOTHERBOARD)

GRAY
BLACK/WHITE
WHITE
WHITE/TAN

TO JP24-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

TAN

TO JP25-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

WHITE/BLACK
BLACK
WHITE/PINK

TO JP26-1 (MOTHERBOARD)

PINK

TO JP26-2 (MOTHERBOARD)

JUMPER

JUMPER

TO JP25-1 (MOTHERBOARD)
JUMPER

JUMPER

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